Very comfortable on the perimeter. Solid three-point shooter and ball handler.
Good passer off the dribble or out of the post. Good handle for a big as well.
Capable scorer inside and out.
Underrated rebounder capable of taking a defensive rebound the length of the court.
Just an average athlete. Not overly explosive or quick.
Settles for perimeter too often. Could look to operate in the post more.
Needs to refine his body and add strength to play in the post at the next level.
Mobley has the makings of a stretch/point forward who is comfortable with the ball in his hands in the post or on the perimeter. His ball-handling and passing off the dribble are underrated. When combined with his three-point shooting, he has a polished offensive game. He is just an average athlete that will need to get stronger to guard more traditional bigs at the next level. Mobley also settles for perimeter shots too often, where he relies on pull-up jump shots or three-pointers instead of punishing smaller defenders in the post.
The Wooden Legacy MVP (2022)
All-Pac-12 First Team (2022)
The Wooden Legacy All-Tournament Team (2022)
McDonald's All-American (2019)
Tarkanian Classic – Las Vegas, NV – 12/18 – 22/2018
He ran the floor exceptionally well, regularly beating his defender down the court. He did a great job rebounding, seemed to get his hands on every ball that came off the rim and has a nice soft touch around the rim. He impressed me with his passing ability as he had a couple of nice give and go drop-off passes for easy dunks. He also displayed the ability to handle the ball on the perimeter and in transition. On the defensive side, he protected the rim as an on-ball defender and from the weak side. He was also able to move his feet and guard on the perimeter.
Volume Shooting Analytics:
Despite never taking many threes in any game at USC, Mobley's data is signifcant enough to evaluate his volume shooting potential. In fact, Mobley ranks in first among the 22 eligible players in this class. However, this data should be taken with some caution as Mobley never attempted many threes at USC.
This data was created by AJ Wahl by ploting each game of a player's most recent season. The x-axis represents the amount of threes taken per minute, in order to normalize for minutes played. The y-axis is simply the player's three point percentage in that particular game. The line represents the trend between a player's three point volume, and their success. A upward slope means that a player gains efficiency as they shoot more often, and a downward slope means that a player loses efficiency the more shots they take. Note that 0.2 3PA/36 is roughly 7 3s, and 0.3 translates to 11 3s. Only players with an R^2 value above .04 were analyzed, to ensure that each player has at least some correlation between their attempts and their frequency.
Defensive Versatility Analytics:
Mobley ranks high in the defensive versatility metrics, especially considering his size and playstyle, ranking in the 71st percentile. He excels in switches and spends a significant portion of his time defending outside of position.
This data was hand-tracked by AJ Wahl and Bryon Cook. Every single defensive possesion of each player's season was analyzed. This dataset includes all possessions when the defender is guarding on-ball, in man-to-man, and against a player not within their position group who shoots the ball, is fouled, or commits a turnover. The percentile listed above is a players standing compared to their postion group calculated by compliling and weighing various different metrics derrived from the hand-tracked data. This data only measures a portion of a player's impact, but it is clear that the ability to defend out of one's position group is a vital skill to contributing to winning basketball at the professional level.