USC basketball fans will pay extra attention to Cavaliers after latest Mobley news
USC basketball big man Isaiah Mobley will officially be joining his brother and fellow ex-Trojan big man Evan Mobley on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Of course, Evan was drafted by the Cavaliers with the third overall pick last year. This year, Isaiah was drafted by the Cavs with the No. 49 overall pick on Thursday.
Isaiah and Evan were quite the duo with USC. The two played together in the 2020-2021 season and took the Trojans to the Elite Eight. Evan was a Consensus All-American; scoring 16.4 points per game on 57.8% shooting and collected 8.7 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game.
Isaiah had a very good year that season too; shooting 47.2% from the field and 43.6% from deep as another starter for USC's team. While he wasn't the Pac-12 Player of the Year and Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year like his brother, he was still named to the NCAA Tournament All-Region team with him.
Both Isaiah Mobley and Evan Mobley have become better players since that dominant year for USC basketball, too.
Evan Mobley dominated in his rookie year with the Cleveland Cavaliers, making the All-Rookie team in the NBA. Isaiah Mobley stayed with USC basketball for another season and was named First-Team All-Pac 12 like his brother was the year prior. The two of them are set to dominate in the NBA together, just like they did together at SC.
Typically, when one meets a USC fan, they're a Los Angeles Lakers or LA Clippers fan. Some will even be both. Don't be surprised to meet USC fans who are Cavs fans in the future, though. After all, the Cavs have already gained quite a bit from Evan in just one year.
He put up 15 points per game last year on 50.8% shooting. He grabbed 8.3 boards per contest and swatted 1.7 blocks per game. Isaiah has the chance to be productive too, as he's coming off of a year in college where he put up 14.2 points a game and 8.3 rebounds per game.
With the two already having proven chemistry together, their connection could help both of them take that next jump in their games next year. The Cavs are in prime position to make the postseason in the 2022-2023 season, a year after just barely missing out due to a couple tough play-in round losses.
If the Mobley brothers play up to their potential, there surely is a high chance the team will take that next step in this upcoming season.