USC's Evan Mobley Named Pac-12 Freshman Of The Week
USC freshman forward Evan Mobley has been named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the Week of Jan. 4-10, it was announced by the Conference today (Jan. 11). It is the second Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor for Mobley who was also selected the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 6.
The 7-foot forward helped lead USC to a sweep at the Arizona schools for the first time since the 1984-85 season by posting a pair of double-doubles and averaging 19.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.5 rebounds. He shot 60.0 percent from the field, 50 percent from three-point range and 86.7 percent from the free throw line in the two games.
At Arizona on Jan. 7, Mobley helped USC snap a 10-game losing streak in Tucson by scoring 19 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. USC won 87-73 which was the Trojans' largest margin of victory in a game at Arizona since the 1927 season. In the game at ASU on Jan. 9, Mobley scored 19 points and set career highs in rebounds (13) and blocked shots (6). His six blocks tied him for 10th on USC's all-time single game blocks list. The 73-64 win at Arizona State snapped a seven-game losing streak for the Trojans in Tempe.
Mobley adds on to his 2020-21 accolades which include being named to the Wooden Award Midseason Watch List, the 2021 NABC Player of the Year Watch List, 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.
Through the first 10 games of his collegiate career Mobley is averaging 15.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game. Mobley's 30 blocks already rank him 10th on USC's all-time freshman blocks list.