USC center Evan Mobley was heavily linked to the Cleveland Cavaliers during the pre-draft process, and the 7-footer will now head to Ohio to begin his NBA career.
The Cavaliers on Thursday selected Mobley with the third overall pick in the NBA draft after a tremendous freshman campaign. He helped lead the Trojans to the Elite Eight after finishing with the second-most wins (25) in program history.
Mobley was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year after averaging 16.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.9 blocks and 2.4 assists in 33 games. He also won Freshman of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the first player ever to win all three awards.