Florida Gators player to watch at NCAA tournament: Tre Mann

Graham Hall
UF basketball writer

Sophomore Tre Mann, a Gainesville native, entered the NCAA tournament averaging 16 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, resulting in Mann being named to the All-SEC First Team at the conclusion of the regular season.  

Mann increased his scoring average by 10.7 points per game this season from his freshman campaign, which matches the largest single-season jump by a Gator over the past 25 years (Joakim Noah, 2005-06). 

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Mann went 5 of 9 from the field for 14 points in the Gators' first-round NCAA tournament win over the Hokies. The guard was 3 of 6 from 3-point range, including a trey in the waning seconds over overtime to effectively ice the game.

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Mann entered the NCAA tournament on fire, averaging 23.5 over the last four contests before Friday, including a career-high 30 point performance in UF’s loss vs. Tennessee in the SEC tourney quarterfinals. His first career double-double came Feb. 23 against Auburn, when Mann went for 19 points and 13 rebounds in UF’s 74-57 victory. He didn’t let up in his next performance either, as Mann went for 21 points and eight rebounds in Florida’s win over the Kentucky Wildcats, making him the only Gator over the past 50 years to lead the team in points and rebounds in consecutive wins with both games on the road.

Projections have Mann as a late first-round or second-round pick in the upcoming NBA draft if he were to enter his name, as he did last year before returning to Florida. 

Answers: How tall? How old?

How tall is Tre Mann? He is 6 feet, 5 inches tall.

How old is Tre Mann? He was born on Feb. 20, 2001 and is 20 years old.

Where is Tre Mann from? He attended The Villages Charter School in The Villages, Fla.