Cavaliers welcome Evan Mobley to The Land

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CLEVELAND (WJW) – Center Evan Mobley is getting a warm welcome to Cleveland after being selected as the Cavaliers’ next player during the NBA Draft Thursday night.

A billboard on the corner of E. 14th Street and Carnegie Avenue now reads “Welcome To The Land, Evan Mobley.”

The Cavs are also displaying a new banner on their website, welcoming Mobley to the team. His jersey is available for pre-sale here.

The Cavaliers held their 2021 NBA Draft introductory press conference with Mobley, General Manager Koby Altman and Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff on Friday.

The team’s newest player also took to Twitter Thursday night, saying he’s ready to show Cleveland what he’s got.

Mobley was the No. 3 pick in the draft. He’s a 20-year-old two-way talent who is just tapping into his potential.

“[Thursday night] we were able to draft a transformative talent, whose versatility, athleticism and physical gifts are qualities we covet in a player,” said Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman. “Evan Mobley checks each of those boxes. We are committed to establishing a sustainable and winning culture in Cleveland and we couldn’t be more excited about Evan being part of our future. We look forward to welcoming the Mobley family to Northeast Ohio and experiencing what it truly means to be part of the Cleveland Cavaliers community.”

Mobley stands at 7 feet tall and weighs 215 lbs. He’s coming to Cleveland from the University of Southern California.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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