Posted On: 09/26/18 9:12 PM
Tanner Mans, one of the state’s premier perimeter shooters, is coming off a standout offseason and is starting to hear from a host of college programs from various levels.
A 6’5 2020 wing player, Mans is a knockdown perimeter shooter who hustles at both ends of the floor and gets a lot of deflections thanks to his long, rangy frame and anticipation. He is willing to take a charge and is a capable and willing passer. A year ago, he helped Bishop Carroll go 20-5 overall and win a Kansas 5A state championship in Topeka.
He is coming off a strong offseason competing for Pray N Play 16U squad and says competing for coach Todd Alexander has helped him take his game to new heights.
“(They) taught me many things about me and my game and I really started to play better from their advice,” Mans said. “Summer ball has prepared me for school ball by doing things I do not normally do for my school, last year our bigs were injured so I had to step in that spot but this summer I had the freedom too bring the ball up and work on my Guard skills that is what I hope to do this year to try and lead my team back to state.”
Mans says he has spent the offseason adding muscle mass, improving his leadership skills and improving his playmaking skills off the dribble.
He says his favorite player is the Lakers’ Lebron James and says he appreciates his abilities at both ends of the floor.
“I just watch him play and the passes he makes are insane I feel like my vision is partially credited to him but since Lebron is the GOAT in all I also like to watch John Wall he is so shifty and a defensive stud I try to model my defense and play making off of him,” Mans said.
Although he does not currently hold any offers, Mans says several programs have asked information from him and his coaches, including Utah State, Omaha, Northern Arizona and Denver.