Class of 2019 PG Tre Mann sets visits with Kansas
The original announcement was supposed to come three weeks ago, but then Tre Mann reopened his recruitment.
Now, the four-star point guard from The Villages, Fla., is in the process of setting up official visits and Kansas remains on his list.
Mann, a 6-foot-4, 170-pound point guard who had previously narrowed his choices down to a final three of Kansas, Florida and Tennessee, has put North Carolina into the mix and has set up official visits with the Tar Heels and Jayhawks for next month, according to a report from Rivals.com’s Corey Evans.
Florida and Tennessee remain in the hunt as part of what Evans deems “a four-team race between KU, UNC, Florida and Tennessee.”
With past official visits to Tennessee (April 24) and Florida (May 1) already in the bag — plus several unofficial visits to UF — Mann now has set up official visits with North Carolina (Sept. 14) and Kansas (Sept. 21).
Mann also plans to host an in-home visit with Tennessee on Sept. 9, the first allowable in-home visit day by NCAA rules, and will host coaches from Kansas on Sept. 10.
Evans said the point guard who is ranked No. 30 in the nation in the 2019 class could still schedule official visits with Florida, Tennessee and possibly one other program.
According to Evans, there is no new timetable for Mann’s decision, but it’s clear the Jayhawks have their work cut out for them with this one.
“The Tar Heels do not have a pure lead guard on (their) roster and Mann would be the perfect solution,” wrote Evans last week in a feature pointing out that Carolina has been dubbed Mann’s dream school during the past couple of years. “I still think that Florida is the team to beat, but Mann might be the most important for UNC’s long-term future and success rate over the next few years.”
The senior who has continued to rise in the Class of 2019 rankings — he jumped seven spots from his previous ranking at the start of the summer — enjoyed a solid AAU season during the past couple of months.
In 21 games on the Nike EYBL circuit, the lightning-quick point guard averaged 17.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.9 steals per game, while also shooting 38 percent from 3-point range.