USC's Evan Mobley Named To The Wooden Award Late Season Watch List
USC men's basketball freshman forward Evan Mobley has been named to the Wooden Award Late Season Top 20 Watch List as chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts, it was announced today (Feb. 1). The list is comprised of 20 student-athletes who are the current front-runners for the most prestigious honors in college basketball, the Wooden Award All American Team™ and Most Outstanding Player Award. Mobley is one of four freshman and the only player from the Pac-12 to make the watch list.
The 7-0 Mobley is averaging 16.4 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game through USC's first 16 games of the season. His 47 total blocks rank fourth on USC's all-time freshman shots blocked list and are tied for the seventh most in the country this season. Mobley leads all Pac-12 players in rebounds (142), blocks and double-doubles (7).
Among Division I freshmen men's basketball players, Mobley ranks in the top four in blocks per game (1st, 2.9), double-doubles (2nd, 7), field goal percentage (2nd, 57.8 percent) free throw attempts (2nd, 98), rebounds per game (3rd, 8.9), free throws made (3rd, 69), offensive rebounds per game (4th, 3.1) and points per game (4th, 16.4).
Mobley just keeps adding on to his 2020-21 accolades which include being named to the 2021 NABC Player of the Year Watch List, the 2021 Naismith Trophy Watch List, an Abdul-Jabbar Award finalist, a Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Award Watch List finalist, being named to the 2020-21 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Preseason Media All-Conference First Team and being a four-time selection as Pac-12 Freshman of the Week.
The Wooden Award All American Team™ will be announced the week of the "Elite Eight" round of the NCAA Tournament. The
winner of the 2021 John R. Wooden Award will be presented by Wendy's following the NCAA Tournament in April.