TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Terance Mann, who led the Florida State men’s basketball team to the Elite Eight of the 2018 NCAA Tournament, has been named as a nominee for the NABC Give Back Team which recognizes men’s college basketball players for their outstanding community service efforts. He is one of three players from the ACC and the only player from a school in the state of Florida on the team.
“Helping others is something that has always been important to me, my family and my teammates,” said Mann. “The opportunities I have been given in life have come about because somebody – a coach, a mentor or an older player – has reached out and helped me. Giving back is one of the most special and gratifying things I can do and is something I plan to do throughout my life.”
During his junior season, he earned All-ACC Honorable Mention and All-NCAA Tournament West Regional Championship honors. Mann is one of the most community service conscious student-athletes at Florida State. He has been a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee at Florida State and recently earned an ACC Top Six Award at the Seminoles’ Annual Golden Nole banquet earlier this month. The award goes to six student-athletes from each ACC school who have gone above and beyond in serving their communities.
Mann’s community service activities include working as a mentor to children with special needs, as a youth basketball coach, as a reader to local elementary school students and as a volunteer at a homeless shelter in Tallahassee. He has also become a leader in the Coaching for Literacy campaign in the Tallahassee community along with Seminole Associate Head Coach Stan Jones.
“Terance is an outstanding young man,” said Derrick Coles, Director of Student Athlete Development at Florida State. “He takes the lead to facilitate many community services projects for the men’s basketball team. His desire to leads by example makes him a role model for the youth of Tallahassee, as well as a model student-athlete for the athletics department.”
Mann (Lowell, Mass.) averaged a career-high 12.6 points, a career-high and team leading 5.4 rebounds and a career-high 2.6 assists in leading the Seminoles to a 23-12 record in 2018. He has played on two NCAA Tournament teams and has helped Florida State defeat 13 nationally ranked teams in the last two seasons.
“The NABC Give Back Team provides an opportunity to recognize the exceptional selfless humanitarian acts performed by men’s college basketball student-athletes,” said NABC Executive Director Jim Haney.