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Cavs pick USC big Evan Mobley in 2021 NBA Draft

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The seven-footer is considered by many the No. 2 player in the 2021 class.

2021 NBA Draft Photo by Ashlee Espinal/NBAE via Getty Images

It’s official: Evan Mobley is a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Cavs picked Mobley, the seven-footer big man from USC, with the third overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.

obley, 20, weighs in at 215 pounds and has a 7’4” wingspan. In his one season at USC, Mobley was the Pac 12 Player of the Year, first team All-Pac-12, a second team All-American and the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. In 33 games for the Trojans, Mobley averaged 16.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.9 blocks and 2.4 assists per game.

What Mobley’s role is in Cleveland is to-be-determined right now. With the team highly likely to re-sign Jarrett Allen, Mobley could easily slot at power forward. But with Kevin Love’s future still to-be-determined, Mobley’s role is hard to parse out at this exact time.

Mobley’s jersey number has yet to be announced, but he wore No. 4 in high school and No. 4 at USC. The last Cavalier that wore no. 4 was Kevin Porter Jr. who also went to USC.