Tennessee’s basketball staff has been hitting the recruiting trail hard for the 2019 cycle, and they’ve been on the road visiting recruits as of late. But this week, they’re getting one of their top targets to come visit them.
Tre Mann, one of the top point guards in the 2019 class, will be taking an official visit to Tennessee according to Corey Evans of Rivals.com.
— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) April 23, 2018
Mann is rated as the No. 37 overall player and No. 4 point guard in the 2019 class according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. The 6-foot-1, 160 pound point guard from The Villages, Florida holds offers from Memphis, Florida, Florida State, Indiana, Georgia Tech, LSU, and Texas A&M.
In a recent interview with Zagsblog, Mann said Tennessee was one of the two schools recruiting him the hardest right now. “They’ve coached a lot of great guys, and they know what they can do to help me be successful,” he told Jacob Polacheck.
Mann has earned the nickname “The Steph Curry of High School,” and he’s called that for good reason. He can pull up and hit a jumper from just about anywhere on the court. He’s also undersized like Curry was heading into college, but he doesn’t let his lack of weight stop him from driving inside and getting physical in the paint. Mann doesn’t just shoot jumpers; he’ll cut inside and force contact too, as he averaged nearly five free throw attempts per game this last season in high school.
As a junior this past season, Mann averaged 20 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and two steals per game according to MaxPreps. He shot 37 percent from three and sunk 90.3 percent of his 134 free throws.
Tennessee offered Mann back in May of last year, and they’ve stayed in contact with him ever since. The Vols will be looking to add several guards in their 2019 class to prepare for the departures of Jordan Bone, Jordan Bowden, and Lamonte Turner after the 2019-20 season. They’re also pursuing four-star point guard Kira Lewis hard as well as five-star combo guards Jalen Lecque and Josiah James.