The 2021 NBA Draft will be an important event for teams to build for their future. Here is the Evan Mobley 2021 NBA Draft Profile.
Evan Mobley Background
Size: 7-foot, 210 pounds
2021 stats: 16.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.9 blocks per game, 57.8% FG, 30% 3PT, 69.4% FT
Mobley didn’t get as much national recognition as other highly-touted prospects playing on the west coast, but he showed his talent at USC. After one season with the Trojans, Mobley decided to enter the 2021 NBA Draft.
As one of the best players in his class out of high school, Mobley could’ve gone anywhere, but decided to stay in the state of California to attend USC. Mobley helped the team make the NCAA Tournament and they advanced to the Elite Eight before losing to Oregon. During his lone college season, Mobley averaged 16.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game, as he demonstrated his unique style to NBA scouts.
Mobley’s great season has led to him being one of the top prospects in the 2021 NBA Draft. He is currently projected to be a top 10 pick.
Mobley has great height and length as he stands 7-foot tall and has a pretty good wingspan as well. This helps him protect the rim, play perimeter defense and to go up high for rebounds. He averaged 2.9 blocked shots per game in 2020 and visibly made opponents think about entering the lane. His shot blocking and rebounding gives him NBA-ready traits.
In addition to his height and length, Mobley is a good athlete for his size. He has solid body control, leaping ability and quickness. These help him run the floor and finish. His athleticism also helps his shot blocking, as his length and athleticism make him a truly unique player. He also shows the coordination to dribble well and get to the basket at a decent rate.
He has a decently polished offensive game. Mobley can post up (decently at least), drive and even can shoot from range. He’ll need to improve his shooting percentage from 3-point range, which stands at 30 percent from college, but he has a nice stroke. With time he can improve his 3-point shot even more and really help space the floor. With his ability in transition to go along with his skill in a halfcourt offense, Mobley should be able to score decently well at the pro level.
While Mobley is tall and long, he needs to add weight to his frame. He weighs only 210 pounds, which will make him one of the weaker interior players in the NBA. In order to be durable and to battle on the interior with other bigs, Mobley needs to work on adding muscle starting now. This may be something that is difficult to do with his frame.
Players who are seasoned veterans in the post will be able to take advantage of Mobley. They will be able to overpower him and although he demonstrates solid basketball IQ, they will neutralize his length. Mobley will be more of a player that can stretch the defense until he can add strength to really battle down low.
Mobley needs to improve his ability to score in the post. A lot of points near the basket came from lobs and offensive rebounds. He’ll need to add some more post moves, along with the strength mentioned earlier, to really match up with the good interior players in today’s game.
Projected Draft Range: Top 5 pick
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