The hottest Canadian recruit in the game is Karim Mane who piled up over 10 NCAA offers over the final weekend in April.
Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, Minnesota, Florida, Providence, Kansas, Oregon, Arizona St., Illinois, Wake Forest, Xavier and Maryland have all offered Mane.
The Vanier College product hopped on the squad with Canada Elite on the Under Armour circuit this season and has become their leading scorer 14 ppg on 47% FG to go with 4 rpg leaving coaches enamored by his play and size for position. This hasn’t been the same Karim Mane as last summer, not even close. The combo guard’s development spiked this past season while winning a CEGEP Championship.
After the weekend at Under Armour Association, I reconnected with Mane since seeing him with Vanier. A conversation that we had in Montreal continued on the phone.
“I knew the offers were coming eventually but now I’m a target for others so my compete level is going to rise again. I just need to stay composed and continue to just play and get better this summer.”
His tone had conviction and he is determined to have a similar summer to last year in development as he continues to transition to the point guard position.
Canada Elite is giving him that opportunity as Coach Chris Skinner has given him the green light to handle the offense for large parts of games.
Quebec’s Karim Mane is the biggest sleeper in this event. Houston and Iona heavy on his tracks. Great size, strength, athleticism and skill at either guard spot. Listed as 6’6 pic.twitter.com/mIAKHMoV4Q
— Elias Sbiet (@Elias_NPH) March 30, 2019
I guess the secret is out now. No one is sleeping and he’s no longer a sleeper. Karim Mane is another prospect from Quebec that we are considering to be an NBA prospect.