KEY POINTS

  • The Warriors have the no. 7 and 14 picks in this year's NBA Draft
  • Florida's Tre Mann could be a good fit for the Dubs, a report suggested
  • Mann is a versatile guard who likes to study the game of Stephen Curry

The Golden State Warriors could be looking at a potential Stephen Curry understudy in their pick in the draft.

For this year’s NBA Draft, the Warriors will be hoping to land new talent apropos to the team’s most evident needs with their no. 7 and 14 picks. Among the top prospects being touted to fill a void in Steve Kerr’s roster is Florida Gators product Tre Mann.

Apart from being a notable name in this year’s draft class, another interesting factor that makes Mann an “ideal” pick for the Warriors is his unique desire to “study” the game of Curry, NBC Sports reported.

“I watch Trae Young, Damian Lillard, Stephen Curry, Bradley Beal, Devin Booker and CJ McCollum, guys like that who are crafty and can create their own shots; the same type of game I have,” Mann told Pacers.com during his pre-draft workout.

“I feel like I’m a wiggle player, can get to my spots and beat a guy off the dribble whether I’m shooting from deep or getting to the rim,” he added. “I feel like I do pretty well.”

Stephen Curry Kyrie Irving Warriors Nets Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors dribbles against Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets during the first half at Barclays Center on December 22, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Photo: Sarah Stier/Getty Images

Mann is often described as a “crafty” shooting guard who can score through a plethora of ways, including soft floaters, step-back jump shots and pull-up jumpers. In March, the 20-year-old officially declared for NBA Draft and is currently the no. 15 prospect in ESPN’s draft rankings.

Gators head coach Mike White said he doesn’t think that it is too early for Mann to go pro as the prodigy is widely known at Florida as the program’s “best one-on-one playmaker since Jason Williams.”

“You want these guys to realize the dream,” White said. “All these guys want to play at the highest level, and if any one of these guys have a realistic shot in the spring and they’re getting positive feedback from the NBA, I’ll be the first one to tell them, ‘Hey, man, if you feel like you get something and we can get something guaranteed, go.’”

“I’ll be the first one to open the door for you and, ‘Hey, get out of here,’” he continued.

During his sophomore year, Mann averaged 16 points and 5.6 rebounds for the Gators. He has displayed tremendous efficiency on the floor, having recorded 45.9% field goal percentage with 40.2% from beyond the arc.

What’s even more impressive is that the 6-foot-5 playmaker has put on incredible numbers in his final games at Florida. His four consecutive 20-plus-point games saw him matching the longest streak by a Gator player over the past 25 years.