TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Two-time All-ACC selection Terance Mann, who graduated from Florida State University on May 4, is working his way through the job interview process just as most recent college graduates during this time of the year. He is travelling from city to city and working to impress who he hopes will give him his first job in professional basketball.
Mann’s interviews are different than most as he works to gain his first job in the National Basketball Association.
“My preparation has consisted of conditioning, strength training and skill development,” said Mann. “I work out six days a week for about six hours a day. It’s very important for me to not only keep my conditioning up but to transform my body to be able to compete in the NBA. On the court I have been working on taking high volume 3-point shots and increasing my confidence from behind the arc.”
Mann, who established the school record for games played in his career with 140 and led the Seminoles to three NCAA Tournament appearances, has quite an interview schedule ahead of him as he is scheduled to work out for and visit with at least nine NBA teams over the next three weeks leading up to the NBA Draft on June 20. Mann will travel to Phoenix to Brooklyn and from Minnesota to Boston with a number of stops in between as he works his way up the draft board.
“It’s been fun competing with high level athletes on a daily basis,” said Mann. “Playing at a high level in college has prepared me for vigorous workouts I have every day. It’s been hard being away from my family and former teammates but their support can still be felt even though they are far away.”
Seminole Head Coach Leonard Hamilton, who has coached 12 NBA draft picks in his first 16 years at Florida State, knows one of his star players has what it takes to become the 13th Seminole he has coached at Florida State to hear his name called on draft night.
“Terance has prepared himself well and is a mature person,” said Florida State Head Coach Leonard Hamilton. “I have no doubt that he will perform well in his workouts and present himself well when he meets with the team executives. In many ways, Terance has been preparing himself for this part of his career his entire life. He’s a basketball player, a smart person and has worked very hard to get to this point. I am confident in Terance and know that he will show the teams he is meeting with what they want to see.”
Mann’s NBA Workout Schedule
May 17 – Atlanta Hawks
May 20 – Philadelphia 76’ers
May 28 – NBA Pro Day
May 31 – Phoenix Suns
June 3 – Orlando Magic
June 6 – Brooklyn Nets
June 9 – Chicago Bulls
June 12 – Detroit Pistons
June 13 – Indiana Pacers
June 15 – Minnesota Timberwolves
June 17 – Cleveland Cavaliers
June 18 – Boston Celtics
June 20 – NBA Draft