NBA Draft Big Board 1.0: Cunningham, Mobley, Suggs, And The Best Of The Rest

NBA Draft prospect Evan Mobley (Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports)
NBA Draft prospect Evan Mobley (Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports) /
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NBA Draft prospect Evan Mobley (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) /

2. Evan Mobley, F, USC

Measurables: 7-foot-0, 215 pounds, 7-foot-4 wingspan

Class: Freshman 

Age: 19

Mike’s Ranking: 4

Evan’s Ranking: 1

Evan Mobley in my opinion is the best prospect in this class and has the biggest potential to be a dominant two-way player at the next level. He has a similar offensive versatility and player profile to Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, mainly with how he can attack defenders off the dribble at his size and also has shown promising potential as a shooter. He hit 30 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc for the Trojans this past season.

Mobley has impeccable touch around the rim and is an ambidextrous finisher who’s excellent with his off-hand.

His ability on the defensive end is equally as impressive, showcasing elite shot-blocking skills and having rare lateral quickness as a seven-footer to guard multiple positions off switches along the perimeter.

The only real deficiency in Mobley’s game I feel is his strength level, which as long as he’s committed to putting the work in the weight room shouldn’t be an issue. He joins Cunningham and Suggs as the two potential franchise changers in the 2021 class.