February 8, 2024

Former Villages Basketball Star Tre Mann Traded To Charlotte Hornets

1 min read| Published On: February 8th, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

Former Villages Basketball Star Tre Mann Traded To Charlotte Hornets

1 min read| Published On: February 8th, 2024|

Former Villages Basketball star Tre Mann, who became the school’s first NBA draft selection, has been traded to the Charlotte Hornets. Mann had been playing with the Oklahoma City Thunder since he was drafted.

The Oklahoma City agreed to acquire Gordon Hayward from the Charlotte Hornets for Tre Mann, Vasilije Micic, Davis Bertans, and draft compensation.

Hayward is currently on a $31.5 million expiring contract and was not planning on seeking a buyout if he was not traded.

The Thunder signed Micic to a three-year $23.6 million deal last offseason, with the third year being a team option.

Tre Mann was incredible in high school. As a junior, he averaged 20 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Mann played college basketball at the University of Florida before becoming a first-round draft pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. The Thunder selected him with the 18th overall pick.

This should be refreshing for Mann. Oklahoma was packed with talent this season, and Mann was averaging about 9 minutes per game while averaging about 4 points per game. The Hornets’ roster is comprised of LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier, Miles Bridges, and Brandon Miller, among others.

It will be fun to see what Tre Mann can do with a fresh start with the Hornets. Even though Charlotte is having a rough year, it should allow Mann to get more playing time on the roster and contribute more to the team overall. This is a positive step for Mann. Hopefully, Charlotte can build the team up in the offseason and contend next season.

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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