Moore High School, Elizabethtown High School
Manuel was known for being able to do it all; shoot, handle the ball, and rebound. He scored more than 3200 points and had over 1700 rebounds during his high school career. He led the Moore High Mustangs to two state tournament appearances in 1980 and 1981 due to spectacular performances in the region seven tournaments. Manuel was first team all-state in 1979, 1980, and 1981, leading the voting in 1981.