Cavs bringing in big man Fall, Mann for pre-draft auditions

The 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall averaged 2.6 blocked shots in two of his four seasons at Central Florida.

The Cavaliers are continuing their pre-draft workouts by bringing in Central Florida center Tacko Fall and Florida State shooting guard Terance Mann.

Both players were originally projected as second-round picks but have been climbing the charts over the past couple of weeks. While neither is a candidate to be selected with the No. 5 overall pick, the Cavs also own the No. 26 overall (via a trade with the Houston Rockets). The Cavs do not have a second-rounder this year.

Fall is 7-foot-6 and 311 pounds and a native of Senegal. He averaged 11.0 points, 7.7 rebounds a whopping 2.6 blocked shots this past season as a senior at UCF.

He was a straight-A student and if basketball doesn’t work out, Fall has dreams of becoming an engineer for a large electronic company such as Microsoft.

He said he will also work out for the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers and Charlotte Hornets. He has already worked out for the home state Orlando Magic.

Meanwhile, Mann is 6-7 and also coming off his senior year. He showed vast improvement each season with the Seminoles, averaging 11.4 points and 6.5 rebounds this year as Florida State reached the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament.

Mann finished his career as the third player in program history to accumulate at least 1,200 points, 600 rebounds, 200 assists and 100 steals.

His mother, Daynia La-Force, played college basketball at Georgetown and was the women’s coach at Rhode Island from 2014-19.

Mann also has auditions scheduled with the Knicks, Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets.

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