Evan Mobley - NBA Draft Room

Evan Mobley


BORN: 6/18/01YEAR: Fr.WING: 7-4REACH: NA

Draft Notes

A fast, agile big man with an advanced skill set. Mobley is a coordinated athlete with great length and a lot of upside. He’s got a skinny frame and will have to get a lot stronger but shows elite level upside. He’d be a no.1 overall pick in a lot of drafts but might fall to 2 or 3 in this loaded class.

  • Has length and size to go along with excellent coordination
  • Mobley has an advanced offensive game for young PF/C with a smooth shooting stroke and good range
  • Can handle the ball in the open court and shows signs of developing some small forward skills
  • Can make plays in transition, showing good hands and a nice touch around the rim
  • An above the rim player who looks to dunk everything in close
  • Has great timing as a shot blocker, allowing the offensive player to jump first and playing with great positioning
  • Has quick reflexes and good defensive instincts
  • Rebounds both ends of the floor and does a good job of crashing the offensive glass
  • High IQ on the floor and in the classroom
  • Has shown a rapid rate of improvement and has a ton more upside
  • Is still very skinny and lacks strength and power
  • Doesn’t have a frame that is likely to add a ton of weight and will probably always be more of a finesse player than a true power player
  • Isn’t the most vocal leader (at this point)

Why Evan should go no.1


  • Built like a taller Chris Bosh – long and skinny – and has some of the same skills but is more of rim protector at this stage.
  • LaMarcus Aldridge but with better mobility, agility and open court speed.

Draft Projection

top 4 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft


2021 Centers

  1. Evan Mobley – 7-0 – USC
  2. Alperen Sengün – 6-10 – Turkey
  3. Day’Ron Sharpe – 6-9 – UNC
  4. Neemias Queta – 7-0 – Utah St. (Portugal)
  5. Charles Bassey – 6-11 – Western Kentucky (Nigeria)
  6. Jericho Sims – 6-10 – Texas
  7. Luka Garza – 6-11 – Iowa
  8. Sandro Mamukelashvili – 6-10 – Seton Hall (Georgia)
  9. Filip Petrusev – 6-11 – Serbia
  10. Santi Aldama – 6-11 – Loyola (MD) (Spain)
  11. EJ Onu – 6-11 – Shawnee State
  12. Jay Huff – 7-1 – Virginia
  13. Balsa Koprivica – 7-1 – Florida State (Serbia)