Just like her high school career where Notre Dame of Fairfield’s Briana Mann took her time to develop and become the best possible basketball player, the same went for her college process.
After a highly successful high school career on the basketball court, Mann, a NDFairfield graduate, recently decided on the College of Central Florida (Ocala, Florida) where she’ll play for the women’s basketball program.
Mann, who lead the Lancers to an SWC runner-up finish and Class M state final appearance her junior year, and helped advance NDFairfield to the second round of the Class S Tournament this past winter, decided on the College of Central Florida for how it is going to allow her to develop as a player and ultimately gain more exposure. Mann was in talks with some Division 1 programs in North and South Carolina and Virginia, but felt a better fit with the College of Central Florida.
“College of Central Florida, which offers two years and four year degrees in some majors, however the basketball program is for two years then players transfer to some of the top universities,” Mann said. “This will allow me to receive continuous exposure from some of the top colleges and universities in the great southern states.”
Mann, who averaged 12 points, eight rebounds and two assists for the Lancers this past regular season, has the height and ball skill to play numerous positions at the college level. Mann said she’ll mainly be playing as a 3 position.
Mann said she’s getting a full-ride scholarship and deciding on International Business and Sports Broadcasting for majors.