Evan Mobley Named To NABC Player Of The Year Watch List
USC men's basketball freshman forward Evan Mobley has been named to the 20-player preseason watch list for the 2021 NABC Division I Player of the Year Award, given to the top player in men's college basketball it was announced today (Nov. 23). The 2021 NABC Division I Player of the Year award will be announced during the 2021 AT&T NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show, which takes place alongside the NABC Convention and Final Four. Former Dayton standout Obi Toppin won the award last season.
The 7-0 Mobley adds to his preseason honors which also include begin named to the 2021 Naismith Trophy Watch List, the 2021 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award Watch List and being named to the 2020-21 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Preseason Media All-Conference First Team.
Mobley was the 2020 Morgan Wooten High School Player of the Year, a McDonald's All-American and a two-time California Gatorade Player of the Year. He signed with USC as the nation's No. 1-ranked recruit, the first time that USC men's basketball landed the top-ranked signee.
Mobley averaged 20.5 points, 12.2 rebounds, 5.2 blocks and 4.6 assists last season as a senior at Rancho Christian School in Temecula, Calif.
He joins his brother, Isaiah, a sophomore on the Trojans. His father, Eric, is an assistant coach at USC.