2021 is a couple of weeks previous, and already the NBA mock drafts are out in full impact. The newest comes from Yahoo! Sports activities, who put collectively their first mock draft of the yr as many faculty packages begin their convention slate.
Yahoo! author Krysten Peek’s first go has USC Trojans ahead Evan Mobley going No. Four total to the Toronto Raptors.
From Peek’s article:
No different participant on this draft class can do what Mobley does on the court docket. He’s a 7-footer who can deal with the ball and shoot 3-pointers (he’s made 5 to this point this season). Defensively, he’s among the finest shot blockers within the nation together with his 7-foot-Four wingspan. Mobley has an enormous upside and the one questions surrounding his recreation are power and toughness.
Whereas the Raptors will in all probability rebound within the standings, probably pushing them out of the top-five, taking part in alongside Fred VanVleet, Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam could be a pleasant match for Mobley – as it will take the stress off him needing to contribute straight away, whereas permitting him to stretch the protection together with his outdoors capturing.
Mobley and the Trojans will get again into convention play on Thursday night in opposition to the Huskies from the College of Washington.