It feels quick to me but tonight will probably be the last game at the Galen Center for Evan Mobley.
So where would you rank him as a freshman?
Did he have a better year than DeMar DeRozan? Or O.J. Mayo? Or Harold Miner?
Miner averaged 20.6 points per game as a freshman with 3.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists. Mayo averaged 20.7 points. DeRozan averaged 13.9 points but did much more than score. Mobley averages 16.4 points and 8.5 rebounds and 2.9 shots per game.
Don’t forget Onyeka Okongwu averaged 16.2 points and 8.6 rebounds. He also blocked 2.7 shots per game.
You wouldn’t think Mobley and Okongwu’s stats would be so similar based on the hype. Stats are just one indicator, obviously.
I never thought Mayo made the impact that was anticipated in his single season.
As for Mobley, I think quite a few fans think he would be a slam dunk as best freshman but I would take Miner.