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Liberty Ballers Community Big Board: Evan Mobley coming in at no. 3 overall

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No. 3: Evan Mobley

In the vote for the no. 3 overall prospect, the Liberty Ballers community selected Evan Mobley, center out of USC. Mobley came away with 50% of the vote, followed by Jalen Suggs who received 42% of the vote and Jonathan Kuminga who received 8% of the vote.

Profile (via Tankathon)

TEAM: USC
YEAR: Freshman
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 7’0”
WEIGHT: 215 lbs
BIRTHDATE: Jun 18, 2001
NATION: USA
HOMETOWN: Murietta, CA
HIGH SCHOOL: Rancho Christian School

Stats (via Sports Reference)

What They’re Saying

Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer

Versatile two-way big with a clear path to being an elite defender and the long-term potential to be a go-to scorer.

Kyle Irving, NBA.com

Mobley is impressively mobile, athletic and coordinated for a 7-footer. His quick footwork makes him perfect for the defenses in today’s NBA, more than capable of switching pick-and-rolls on the perimeter, keeping faster guards in front of him. His 7-foot-4 wingspan attributes to him being the best shot blocker in college basketball last season, as his 2.9 blocks per game led the Pac-12 and his 95 total blocks were second-most in the entire NCAA.

But it’s more than just his physical gifts that make him a great rim protector; Mobley’s instincts and timing are off the charts, excelling as a help defender or last line of protection at the basket. His versatility and feel for the game are all any NBA team could ask for in a big man.

Offensively, he’s a scoring threat from anywhere inside the arc and thrives as a screener in pick-and-rolls, giving opposing defenses plenty to worry about with his plethora of ways he can beat you.

Highlights


Liberty Ballers Community Big Board

  1. Cade Cunningham, Guard, Oklahoma State University
  2. Jalen Green, Shooting Guard, G League Ignite
  3. Evan Mobley, Center, USC
  4. TBD — Vote below.

Vote for No. 4

Poll

Who is the no. 4 overall prospect in the 2021 NBA Draft?

This poll is closed

  • 82%
    Jalen Suggs
    (48 votes)
  • 6%
    Jonathan Kuminga
    (4 votes)
  • 3%
    Scottie Barnes
    (2 votes)
  • 5%
    Davion Mitchell
    (3 votes)
  • 1%
    Alperen Sengun
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Kai Jones
    (0 votes)
58 votes total Vote Now