Last year’s Montverde roster was a talented one, including current Ohio State freshman Micah Potter (who was recruited by WVU) and Washington State’s Jamar Ergas. The underclass members of the team read like a virtual “Who’s Who” of college basketball recruiting: Rechon Black (UNC commit) Bruno Fernando, Silvio De Sousa, Simi Shittu , E.J. Montgomery, J.D. Barrett, Marcus Carr and Kouat Noi. Almost the entire roster is comprised of highly regarded prospects who are being recruited by the top teams in the country. With Montverde having such a stacked roster, Mobeley’s time was somewhat limited last season, as he appeared in only six games and averaged about nine minutes per game. This summer, though, he has found his groove and come into his own playing a more prominent role for the Adidas CP25 Southeast Elite 17U AAU team.
Mobley's recruitment skyrocketed following some notable tournament performances in June and July.
“(The WVU coaches) first noticed me in the Under Armor Finals,” Mobley told BlueGoldNews.com.
The UA Finals took place in Carterville, Georgia on July 14-17. Head Coach Bob Huggins and assistant Larry Harrison were actually in attendance to watch his CP25 teammate Malik William, who has since committed to Clemson. But it was Mobley who they ended up being impressed by.
“Coach Harrison was the first to reach out to me, followed by Coach Huggins. They said they liked my versatility on offense and defense and how I can score from all three levels,” Mobley said.
The stretch four can legitimately play three positions on the court, adding shooting guard to his potential at either forward spot. He has the ball handling skills to play some off guard, a good shooting range, and also possesses a power game to be able to play inside.
“I was excited about the offer because (West Virginia) has a highly respected program. I know who Bob Huggins is and I've watched a bunch of their games on TV,” Mobley said.
On his visit to West Virginia this fall, Mobley will tour the basketball facilities, meet the team, see the campus, and be a guest at the WVU- Youngstown State football game. In addition to the Mountaineers, Mobley also holds offers from NC State, Penn State, TCU, Kansas State, Ga Tech, Wake Forest, UCF, VCU, Dayton, Florida Gulf Coast and Middle Tennessee. He says he has no timetable set up for making a decision.
“When my parents, coaches and I decide to cut it down, that’s when I'll do it.”