Updated on 9/16/2020. Written by Alan Lu.
Projected Draft Range: Top 5
Fairly good scorer off the dribble
Adequate low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Very good rebounder
Very good defender
Terrific shot blocker
Very good athlete
Needs to improve his shooting
Can struggle to score in traffic
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Can be too passive on offense
Can struggle to guard players out on the perimeter
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 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 for his size.
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 jump shot, and he can sometimes struggle to defend opponents out on the perimeter. Still, with strong blend of size, athleticism, shot blocking ability, and upside, Mobley will definitely be a player to watch for the 2020-21 season.
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