Updated on 3/31/2021. Written by Alan Lu.
2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 2
Projected Draft Range: Top 5
Solid low post scorer
Solid scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Has stretch big potential
Very good shot blocker
Very good athlete
Needs to improve his outside shot
Can struggle to score in traffic
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Can be too passive on offense
Does not always commit himself to the boards
Can struggle to defend stronger big men
Needs to add strength
Evan Mobley is a very athletic, energetic big man that could project to be a top 5 pick in the 2021 draft. He runs the floor very well, and he can finish a lot of plays around the basket. He is a versatile, skilled scorer that plays above the rim, and he can throw down some highlight reel worthy dunks. He also is a gifted shot blocker that can cover plenty of ground defensively, and he is also an underrated passer and ball handler on the court.
On the downside, sometimes he doesn’t call for the ball enough, and he may not look to create his own offense enough at times. Mobley will also need to improve his outside shot, and he can sometimes struggle to defend stronger opponents in the paint. Still, with his strong blend of size, athleticism, shot blocking ability, and upside, Mobley projects to be a likely top 5 pick, and he has the upside to become a superstar in the NBA.
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