Evan Mobley is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The young star played college basketball for the USC Trojans. In the 2021 NBA draft, he was selected third overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Evan Mobley Biography
This American professional basketball player was born on June 18, 2001 which makes him 21 years old. He was born and brought up in San Diego, California, U.S. Under the guidance of their father, Evan and his older brother Isaiah, started playing basketball from an early age. Initially, Evan was reluctant to play basketball but became more interested when he got to eighth grade. According to research, he has a height of 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) and a weight of 215 lb (98 kg).
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Evan Mobley Family
The young star comes from a household with a track record in basketball. He was born to his father, Eric Mobley and mother, Nicol Mobley, in San Diego, California. From the union between his parents, he is the youngest of the two boys born to them. Three foster children were raised alongside Evan and his older brother, Isaiah Mobley. Due to his family
s love for basketball, Evan had little or no difficulty in understanding the rules of the game. Though, he is an American national, he also has a mix of African ethnicity. Eric, his father, played college basketball for Cal Poly Pomona and Portland back in the days.
Indeed, he was a great coach as well as a wonderful father. Access to keep a close eye on his sons were provided when he was hired as an assistant basketball coach for USC. Their mother, Nicol Mobley, is an elementary school teacher. Evan and his brother have the most devoted fan of theirs in her. His older brother, Isaiah Mobley has his own unique playing style as well. The boys are close to their foster siblings and had a happy childhood experience. However, his foster brother and sister left the family when Evan was about 5 to 6 years old. Yet again, his parents took in a transfer Asian student named Johnny a few years later.
Evan Mobley Career
High School Career
At Rancho Christian School in Temecula, California, Evan began playing high school basketball as a freshman. He was teammates with Isaiah, a five-star recruit in the 2019 class in his first three years. With time, he was named California Gatorade Player of the Year and The Press-Enterprise player of the year. In his senior season, he still repeated as California Gatorade Player of the Year. As a result of this, he joined Jrue Holiday as the awards only two-time winners. Furthermore, Evan was named Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year.
Also, he was selected to play in the McDonalds All-American Game, Jordan Brand Classic, and Nike Hoop Summit. However, all three games got canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Evan scored 21 points and had nine rebounds in his college debut for USC on November 25, 2020. He was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and Freshman of the Year. In fact, he turned out to be the second player from a major conference to win the trio of awards. The talented young star declared for the 2021 NBA draft on April 16, 2021 forgoing his remaining college eligibility. Behind Cade Cunningham, many saw Evan as the second best prospect in the 2021 NBA draft.
Cleveland Cavaliers (2021-present)
In the 2021 NBA draft, Evan was selected third overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers. In fact, he officially signed with the Cavaliers on August 3, 2021. His summer league debut was made on August 8, 2021. On November 15, in a game with the Boston Celtics, he suffered a sprained right elbow. For games played in October/ November, he was named NBA Eastern Rookie of the Month. Evan became the first Cleveland rookie since LeBron James in 2004 to record five blocks in an NBA game.
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The American professional basketball player led rookies in both rebounds and blocks per game while ranking fifth for points in per game. Also, he was the second best rookie behind Scottie Barnes. In voting for the NBA Rookie of the Year, Evan finished as the runner-up to Scottie Barnes. Theirs was the smallest voting margin in 19 years since the award`s voting format in 2002-03 as it was just 15-point difference.
National Team Career
At the 2018 FIBA Under-17 World Cup in Argentina, Evan played for the United States. In fact, he helped his team win the gold medal by averaging 9.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game in seven games. For the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup in Heraklion, Greece, Evan also joined the United States. Due to back spasms though, he was limited to playing two games and a total of seven minutes in the tournament. Despite his absence, his team still won the gold medal.
Evan Mobley Career Highlights and Awards
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2022)
Consensus second-team All-American (2021)
Pac-12 Player of the Year (2021)
First-team All-Pac-12 (2021)
Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year (2021)
(2021) Pac-12 All-Defensive Team
Pac-12 Freshman of the Year (2021)
Pac-12 All-Freshman Team (2021)
Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year (2020)
McDonalds All-American (2020)
Evan Mobley Net Worth
Evan signed a 4-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers that guarantees him $36, 664, 177 over the duration of his contract. According to research, he has a net worth of $36. 6 million. Though, if he becomes an exceptional rookie in the game and gets a better contract offer, his net worth might increase.
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Evan Mobley Social Handles
He has 225k followers on Instagram and his Instagram handle is @evanmobley4. His Twitter handle is @evanmobley.
Indeed, this extremely talented player does everything for his team. In short, both defensive-wise and offensive-wise and is seen by some of his teammates as a 7-foot unicorn. With focus and talent, he has achieved a lot and will still achieve much more.