2019 NBA Draft Profile: Terance Mann
Terance Mann is an athletic, versatile wing who flashed the ability to do a little bit of everything at the college level playing with infectious energy. Widely regarded as a top-100 prospect coming out of Tilton School in 2015, Mann carved out a small rotation role as a freshman at Florida State that grew steadily over his four-year college career. Averaging 11.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game as a senior, the Brooklyn native helped guide Leonard Hamilton’s Seminoles to a second consecutive Sweet Sixteen appearance. Earning All-ACC Honorable Mention honors for his efforts, Mann subsequently showed his versatility at each of the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, G-League Elite Camp, and NBA Draft Combine.
Mother, Daynia La-Force, has over a decade of Division I women’s basketball head coaching experience.
- Possesses good size for a wing measured at 6’6.5 in shoes with an average 6’7.75 wingspan and a wiry strong 205-pound frame at the Combine. Plays a bit bigger than that thanks to his impressive combination of quickness, explosiveness, and energy level.
- Played both on and off the ball for a senior-heavy Florida State team that did not rely on any one player to carry a heavy load offensively. Showed subtle improvement as a spot up jump shooter but did much of his damage attacking the rim or filling lanes in transition to score. Does some little things offensively as well moving the ball unselfishly and selling out regularly to make hustle plays.
- Energetic player who likes to get out in the open floor. Earned 20% of his possessions in Transition and scored an impressive 1.146 points per Transition possession [71st percentile] drawing fouls at a terrific rate and hammering home some impressive dunks. Has room to cut back on turnovers pushing the ball himself, but did much of his scoring running the wings or on true fast break opportunities resulting from deflections.
- Showed some growth as a perimeter shooter as a senior. Attempted very few jump shots early in his career and still has room to become more confident from beyond the arc. Got 16% of his shots in the half court in catch and shoot situations and converted them for a promising 1.216 points per attempt [83rd percentile]. Made marked improvement from the foul line as well. Not especially effective off the dribble, but prefers to get to the rim when he attacks.
- Takes the ball strong to the rim and shows nice timing as a rebounder and cutter. Not overly shifty with the ball but embraces contact. Does the majority of his scoring inside with almost two-thirds of his attempts coming around the rim in the half court. Scored a tremendous 1.272 points per finishing opportunity [77th percentile]. Long strider as a slasher who plays above the rim impressively with a head of steam. Displays some creativity right at the rim, but floater is a work in progress.
- Willing passer who throws lobs with good touch and flashes the ability to drive and dish on occasion.
- Energetic defender with good toughness who showed well in the Seminoles’ aggressive full-court press. Competitive, quick, and physical enough to guard a variety of personnel. Not shy about mixing things up inside on the glass.
- Allowed 0.625 points per Isolation possession [73rd percentile] and 0.500 points per Post Up possession [94th percentile] flashing intriguing versatility guarding multiple positions in limited possessions.