|Senior||6’7″ 215||Shooting Guard||Florida St.||DOB: 10/18/96|
|11.4 ppg||6.5 rpg||2.5 apg||FG: 50.5%||3 PT: 39%|
NBA Comparison: Dillon Brooks
Strengths: Transition Scoring, Driving to the basket, Efficiency, Perimeter Defense
Weaknesses: Limited offensive production, Length, Quickness
Mann was a part of some of the best teams Florida State has had in their history, which lead to him playing behind future pros Malik Beasley and Dwayne Bacon during points in his career. He was able to be a high level defender at the college level, something that he should be able to do as a pro. On the offensive end he can drive to the basket and finish at the rim, as well as having the level of athleticism to hang in the air and adjust his shot. Finding open spots on the floor in a catch and shoot situation, or creating off of the dribble for a pull up jump shot are two things that he has done well. In transition Mann can lead a fast break and get to the basket, or find an open teammate on the wing. As a shooter he had solid numbers in his senior season, averaging 50.5% from the field and 39% on three point attempts. With the strong shooting numbers he can potentially play in the three and d type of role as a professional. His vertical is solid, with multiple examples of highlight dunks throughout his Florida State Career and he will be able to fit in as an athlete from day one, should he make a roster.
Despite the fact that he was able to get by defenders in college when driving to the basket, there are some questions about how that skill will translate to the next level. His production on the offensive end was not as high as teams would have liked, but Florida State has had a lot of talent at the guard position over his four seasons. Averaging 11.4 points per game as a senior, down from his 12.6 is a concern, but when you take into consideration the low usage and how efficient he was in those opportunities it is more impressive than meets the eye. If he can continue to shoot the ball well and play lock down defense on the wing, there will be teams that like his potential going forward. His measurements are solid with good size at 6’7″ but he will have to deal with many players that have better length, and his athleticism will help with that.
Mann is projected as a potential late second round pick, but it is also likely that he will go undrafted. His ceiling as a professional is a solid back up, possibly in a sixth or seventh man type of role, that can provide elite defense on the wing and efficient offense. The worst case scenario for Mann is that he is unable to score the ball effectively enough to earn minutes, and he is used as a defensive specialist in a limited role or playing outside of the NBA.