BROOKLYN, N.Y. (seminoles.com) – Florida State senior guard Terance Mann, who led the Seminoles to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, was selected with the 48th overall pick in the second round by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2019 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Mann became the second Seminole picked during the 2019 NBA Draft marking the 13th time in school history at least two Seminoles had been picked in the same draft. The last time two Seminoles were selected in the same draft was 2017 when Johnathan Isaac was selected in the first round by the Orlando Magic and Dwayne Bacon was picked in the second round by the New Orleans Pelicans. Seminole teammate Mfiondu Kabengele was selected earlier in the draft with the 27th pick by the Brooklyn Nets. Kabengele’s rights were then traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Said NBA Associate Commissioner Mark Tatum as he welcomed Mann to the stage at the NBA Draft: With the 48th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Clippers select Terance Mann of Florida State University.
Mann was accompanied by his mother, Daynia La-Force and Florida State Assistant Coach Charlton “CY” Young at the draft.
Mann graduated from Florida State on May 4, 2019 as he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science. He completed his four-year career as one of the top players in school history who led the Seminoles to three NCAA Tournaments and who was a member of the winningest senior class in school history with 98 victories. Mann played in a school record 140 career games and was the Seminoles’ captain as a senior. He was a two-time All-ACC Honorable Mention selection (2018 and 2019), named to the 2019 All-ACC Tournament Second Team, to the 2019 NCAA Tournament West Regional All-Region Team, the 2017 Jamaica Classic All-Tournament Team and to the 2018 AdvoCare Invitational All-Tournament Team. Mann finished his career ranked 20th in school history with 1,322 career points, tied for eighth in school history with 101 career starts, 14th in school history with 710 career rebounds, 15th in school history with a career-field goal shooting percentage of .552, 19th in school history with 505 career field goals made, 19th in school history with 385 career free throws attempted and 21st in school history with 258 career free throws made.
Mann averaged 11.4 points (second on the team), a career-high 6.5 rebounds (first), 2.5 assists (second) while playing in a career-high 32.2 minutes per game as he led the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in 2019. He was named to the 2019 All-ACC Tournament Second Team as he led the Seminoles to the ACC Tournament Championship game for just the third time in school history. Mann shot a career-high .790 from the free throw line in his final season – an improvement of nearly 18 percentage points when compared to the first three season of his career. He also made a career-high 30 3-point field goals as a senior – more 3-point field goals made as a senior than he made in the first three seasons of his career (24). Mann played in a single-season career-high and school-record 37 games in leading Florida State to a school record 29 wins and a 29-8 record in 2019.
“Terance Mann is s really good finisher,” said ESPN’s Jay Bilas. “His impact is really on the defensive end. He makes hustle plays. He’s a good athlete, he’s constantly moving, he’s good in transition, he’s very energetic and can up and down the floor. Where he excels is as a finisher, and he can offensive rebound. Both he and Mfiondu Kabengele were the two best players and really gave the identity to Florida State and Leonard Hamilton.”
Florida State’s Multiple NBA Draft Picks In The Same Year
2019 – Mfiondu Kabengele (Brooklyn, 1st), Terance Mann (Los Angeles Clippers, 2nd)
2017 – Jonathan Isaac (Orlando, 1st), Dwayne Bacon (Charlotte, 2nd)
2010 – Solomon Alabi (Dallas, 2nd), Ryan Reid (Indiana, 2nd)
1993 – Douglas Edwards (Atlanta, 1st), Sam Cassell (Atlanta, 1st)
1985 – Dean Shaffer (Washington, 5th), Alton Lee Gipson (Sacramento, 7th)
1984 – Vince Martello (Phoenix, 4th), Tony William (Milwaukee, 7th)
1981 – Elvis Rolle (Los Angeles Lakers, 2nd), Mickey Dillard (Cleveland, 3rd)
1980 – Murray Brown (Cleveland, 4th), Tony Jackson (Milwaukee, 4th)
1978 – Harry Davis (Cleveland, 2nd), David Thompson (Buffalo, 5th)
1974 – Benny Clyde (Boston, 5th), Lawrence McCray (New Orleans, 6th)
1973 – Ron King (Golden State, 4th), Reggie Royals (Philadelphia, 5th)
1971 – Skip Young (Boston, 7th), Vernell Ellzy (Phoenix, 7th)
1970 – Dave Cowens (Boston, 1st), Williams (Boston, 3rd)