Georgia Forward Will Attend Madness

A newer prospect on the board for coach Gillispie's Wildcats is forward Brandon Mobley. The 6-foot-9 forward is poised to make a leap in the national rankings. KSR had a chance to speak with the Savannah native about his interest in Kentucky.

Kentucky has already received a commitment from Indianapolis forward Dominique Ferguson, and in-state forward Dakotah Euton. But Gillispie hasn't stopped with those two prospects. A newer prospect on the board for coach Gillispie's Wildcats is forward Brandon Mobley. The 6-foot-9 forward is poised to make a leap in the national rankings. KSR had a chance to speak with the Savannah native about his interest in Kentucky.

After an impressive summer, Mobley is receiving attention from multiple programs, including the Kentucky Wildcats. "I'm hearing from Memphis, Indiana, Cincinnati, Oregon State, Ole Miss, Xavier, Marquette, Georgia, South Carolina, Miami, Illinois, Auburn, Kentucky and Missouri," said Mobley. "Those are the main ones that I'm interested in," said Mobley.

Mobley has a unique quirk to his game. "I have the ability to use my left hand. It's probably to the point that people who defend me don't know if I'm left or right-handed," said Mobley. "I'm at my best facing the basket. I would love to improve my ball-handling," said Mobley.

Mobley admits that he was nervous early in the summer, but once he got a feel for AAU ball, he elevated his game. "I feel like I played very well (this summer). This was the first time I played against college coaches. But I told myself this is how it was going to be in the big time. After I got the butterflies out, it was like playing high school."

Mobley already has made plans for a couple of unofficial visits. "I will be visiting some schools over the next two weeks. Me and my mom are going to Madness at Kentucky. Then the next week we're going to Madness at Indiana," said Mobley.

So would he maybe rate Indiana or Kentucky as a leader in his recruitment?

"I'm pretty high on Indiana. My highest schools would be Kentucky, Indiana, Cincinnati and Memphis. I like coach Crean. He came to visit me and I worked out for the staff. I had a chance to meet (former IU player) Eric Gordon and talk about IU," he said.

And Kentucky?

"I like the coaching staff and the atmosphere. I'm compared to Tayshaun Prince a lot. I have a 7-foot-3 wingspan. I see what (UK) did for him. Seeing how he became an NBA champion and a Gold Metalist at the Olympics is impressive," said Mobley.

Mobley has an idea of what his expectations are of the school he chooses. "I'm looking for academics first of all. Basketball wise, I'm looking at the make up of the team. I want to see where I fit in; the surroundings and the atmosphere. I want to help somebody win a championship," he said.

"Me and my mom decided to hold back on the solid verbal until the end of my junior year," said Mobley.

Brandon Mobley is a three-star power forward according to Scout.com.


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