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USC's Evan Mobley Named Wayman Tisdale Award Finalist, USBWA Second Team All-American

Mar 17, 2021

USC freshman forward Evan Mobley has been chosen as one of four finalists for the Wayman Tisdale Award as the nation's top freshman men's basketball player and he has also been named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-America second team,  it was announced today (March 17).

The Tisdale Award winner will be announced on March 23 from the group of Mobley, Cade Cunningham of Oklahoma State, Hunter Dickinson of Michigan and Jalen Suggs of Gonzaga.  

Mobley becomes the first Trojan to be named to a USBWA All-America team since Sam Clancy was also named to the second team in 2002.  Mobley is USC's fifth player all-time to be named to the USBWA All-America team.  Yesterday Mobley was named to the AP All-America second team.

Mobley has averaged 16.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 2.2 assists in 29 starts, the only Trojan to start every game this season.  Last week Mobley was name the Pac-12 Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the first  Pac-12 player to win all three awards in the same season and only the second in any Power 5 conference to accomplish the feat, joining Anthony Davis of Kentucky (2011-12).

Mobley scored 26 points, grabbed nine rebounds and had five blocks in each of USC's Pac-12 Tournament games to be named to the  Pac-12 All-Tournament Team.  He remains the only Division I player averaging at least 16.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 blocks.