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Evan Mobley's Dad and Brother's Presence at USC Made Commitment a Slam Dunk

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 14:  Head coach Andy Enfield of the USC Trojans reacts during a quarterfinal game of the Pac-12 basketball tournament against the Washington Huskies at T-Mobile Arena on March 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Huskies defeated the Trojans 78-75.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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The steps from high school to college are challenging for any student, let alone a college athlete. Yet, new 5-star USC commit Evan Mobley, a top-ranked talent in the class of 2020, chose a unique opportunity to play close to home and on a team whose coaching staff features none other than his father, Eric.

Evan Mobley Dad

Evan Mobley's father, Eric, has been on Andy Enfield's staff since 2018, giving USC a huge advantage in the recruitment of both his sons, who just so happened to be 5-star recruits.

Evan Mobley Brother

Add in the fact that Eric's brother, Isaiah Mobley, is a 5-star talent in the 2019 class and also an incoming freshman on the Trojans' roster, and what would normally be considered a tough decision was actually a slam dunk for Enfield and Co.

Standing a 7-0 tall, Mobley is a modern big, abandoning the back to the basket prowess of old. Mobley can run the floor like a gazelle, and impacts the game in more ways than one with his defensive ability, frequently sending shots from the opposition into the stands.

Now paired with his brother, Mobley is thrilled to continue to build upon the cohesion the two sought in high school.

"It will be great to play with him; we have really good chemistry together," Evan Mobley said of playing with his brother, per ESPN. "If he has a chance to go to the NBA, that would be great too. He has been a big influence on me both on and off the court. Being older, he has always helped me in the classroom and on the court."

Enfield is using the draw of southern California to his advantage, nabbing three 5-star commits since heading to USC from Florida Gulf Coast.