Matt Mobley

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Matt Mobley
No. 2 – Sigortam.net İTÜ BB
PositionCombo guard
LeagueTurkish Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1994-09-01) September 1, 1994 (age 25)
Worcester, Massachusetts
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school
College
NBA draft2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2018–present
Career history
2018–2019Spirou
2019Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez
2019–presentSigortam.net İTÜ BB
Career highlights and awards

Matt Mobley is an American professional basketball player for Sigortam.net İTÜ BB of the Turkish Basketball League (BSL). He played college basketball for St. Bonaventure and Central Connecticut State.

Early life[edit]

Mobley is the son of Ronald and Pamela Mobley and grew up in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Worcester, Massachusetts. As a child he always begged his mother to go to the playground where he would play basketball against teenagers. Mobley developed into a star at St. Peter-Marian High School and averaged 28.2 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 7.3 assists per game as a senior. He led the team to the Central Massachusetts Division 1 title game and earned 2012 Hometeam Player of the Year honors and was a finalist for Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year award. He opted to spend a postgraduate year at Worcester Academy and developed into a good scorer after Rene Castro was injured.[1] Besides Castro, who later played against Mobley at Duquesne, Mobley played alongside several future Division 1 players at Worcester Academy: Darryl Reynolds (Villanova), Matt Cimino (George Washington/American) and Matt Panaggio (Mercer).[2]

College career[edit]

Mobley began his college career at Central Connecticut State and averaged 6.8 points per game in his freshman season. He increased his scoring to 17.2 points per game as a sophomore and earned Second-team All-Northeast Conference honors.[3] After the season he decided to transfer to St. Bonaventure after developing a relationship with coach Mark Schmidt, sitting out a season per NCAA regulations. Mobley had a season-high 34 points and set a St. Bonaventure record with nine 3-pointers in a loss to VCU on February 4, 2017. On February 22, Mobley finished with 31 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Bonnies past St. Joseph’s, 83–77.[1] He was named to the Third-team All-Atlantic 10 Conference as a junior.[4] He averaged 18.5 points per game, which was fourth in the conference. In addition, Mobley led the NCAA Division I in minutes per game with 38.3.[3]

On January 31, 2018, Mobley scored a career-high 35 points and had 11 rebounds to lead St. Bonaventure to a victory over George Mason, 85–69.[5] As a senior, Mobley averaged 18.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He was named to the First-team All-Atlantic 10. Mobley set a St. Bonaventure single-season record with 105 3-pointers as a senior and set an Atlantic 10 tournament record with nine 3-pointers in a victory over Richmond; along with Jaylen Adams, Mobley helped the Bonnies to a 26–8 record.[3] After the season, he was invited to the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.[6] Mobley was awarded the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week, for the week of Feb, 18 2018.[7]

Season averages
Season Team Min FGM-FGA FG% 3PM-3PA 3P% FTM-FTA FT% REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS
2013–14 CCSU 24.4 2.3-6.1 .370 1.0-3.4 .291 1.2-1.4 .881 2.1 1.7 0.0 0.8 1.9 1.5 6.8
2014–15 CCSU 37.0 5.5-13.8 .400 2.4-6.7 .357 3.8-5.0 .756 2.8 1.8 0.2 0.8 2.1 2.7 17.2
2016–17 SBON 38.3 5.5-13.1 .420 2.7-7.1 .379 4.8-5.6 .861 5.8 2.6 0.3 1.6 2.4 2.3 18.5
2017–18 SBON 37.6 5.5-13.1 .418 3.1-8.3 .372 4.0-4.7 .862 5.0 2.4 0.1 1.1 2.6 2.4 18.1

Professional career[edit]

Prior to the 2018 NBA draft, Mobley had some workouts with NBA teams: the Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers, Utah Jazz, Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76ers. After going undrafted, Mobley was signed by the Jazz to a Summer League deal.[6] On August 11, 2018, Mobley signed with Proximus Spirou of the Belgian side.[8]

On June 29, 2019, he has signed with Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez of the LNB Pro A.[9]

On October 30, 2019, he has signed with Sigortam.net İTÜ BB of the Turkish Basketball League (BSL). [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Toland, Jennifer (February 27, 2017). "Former SPM star Matt Mobley flourishing at St. Bonaventure". Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  2. ^ Driver, David (February 1, 2018). "College basketball: Former St. Peter-Marian and Worcester Academy star Matt Mobley has found his scoring touch for St. Bonaventure". Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Toland, Jennifer (July 1, 2018). "Worcester's Matt Mobley's pro hoop dreams alive with Utah Jazz summer league invite". Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  4. ^ "Cline Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, Miller Voted as Coach of the Year". Atlantic 10 Conference. March 7, 2017. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  5. ^ "Mobley leads St. Bonaventure over George Mason 85–69". ESPN. Associated Press. January 31, 2018. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Former St. Bonaventure guard Matt Mobley gets Utah Jazz summer league invitation". The Buffalo News. June 24, 2018. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  7. ^ http://www.sportswriters.net/usbwa/news/2018/oscar180220.html. Retrieved 21 January 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "Spirou Charleroi closes roster with Matt Mobley and Quincy Ford". Sportando. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  9. ^ "Matt Mobley signs with Pau-Lacq-Orthez". Sportando. June 29, 2019. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  10. ^ "Matt Mobley inks with Sigortam.net ITU Basket" (in Turkish). Basketfaul. October 31, 2019. Retrieved October 31, 2019.

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