Houston Rockets NBA Draft pick no. 23 or 24: Tre Mann
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The former McDonald’s All American bounced back in his sophomore year after having a down freshman year. Tree Mann shot over 40-percent from downtown and averaged over 16 points a game for the University of Florida Gators.
Mann has good size at 6 ft 5 (having grown two inches this past year) and uses that size well around the rim and guarding out on the perimeter. Mann showed dramatic improvement from his freshman year to sophomore year as a shooter, passer, and scorer around the basket. When looking at potential draft picks, you want to see growth, either from the beginning of a season to the end or from their freshman year on, and Mann showed that improvement as a sophomore.
Mann may not have elite bounce or athleticism (which is why he is not a lottery pick), but he does have a great grasp of the game and knows how to play the angles, which is why even with that lack of explosiveness, he is still able to get to his spots on the court and score with ease. Mann, having grown so recently, might also experience a late boost in athleticism as he fills into his body. In addition, Mann has one of the best shooting strokes in the draft, which should transfer to the next level.
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