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Pitt target Karim Mane enters 2020 NBA draft

Mane: "I am keeping my options open as far as college."

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Karim Mane, a five-star combo guard out of Montreal who recently placed Pitt in his top five, entered the 2020 NBA draft on Thursday, according to Jonathan Givony of ESPN. Although Mane plans to keep his college options open, he may also stay in the draft, depending on the feedback he receives from NBA teams in the coming weeks.

“I sent in my paperwork, but I am keeping my options open as far as college,” Mane told Givony. “I am not planning on hiring an agent right now. I want to hear directly from teams. If I can get a guarantee I’ll be drafted, I will probably need to think about staying in. ... All my options are open. I’m going to keep my eligibility as of right now.”

Aside from Pitt, Mane’s other finalists include DePaul, Marquette, Memphis and Michigan State. Mane took virtual tours of DePaul, Marquette, Michigan State and Pitt earlier this month. And the Canadian recruit visited Marquette in person prior to the shutdown of schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 6’5”, 195-pound combo guard holds five-star ratings from both Rivals and as well as a four-star assessment from ESPN. According to 247Sports, Mane is the No. 25 recruit in the 2020 class and the No. 5 combo guard. He is one of three 2020 recruits in the 247Sports top 25 who have not yet committed to a program.

Given the complicated nature of Mane's decision, he has not set an official commitment date. However, the deadline to withdraw from the NBA draft is typically 10 days before the event. This year, that would place it at June 15. Mane's plans should be clearer at that point.