Mobley — a post player from California — has not committed to the Trojans yet, but his father is an assistant coach at USC and his older brother, five-star recruit Isaiah Mobley, will be a freshman there this season.
Rivals.com and 247Sports also rank Evan Mobley as the top player in 2020.
Several prospects in the 2020 class already have UK scholarship offers or have received serious interest from the Wildcats this spring. Those players in the new ESPN rankings include Cade Cunningham (No. 2), Jalen Green (No. 3). Jalen Johnson (No. 4), Brandon Boston (No. 7), Isaiah Todd (No. 8), Scottie Barnes (No. 9), Makur Maker (No. 11), N’Faly Dante (No. 18), Sharife Cooper (No. 19), Daishen Nix (No. 22), Cam’Ron Fletcher (No. 45), Dawson Garcia (No. 46) and Cliff Omoruyi (No. 51).
Patrick Baldwin, who is reportedly the youngest recruit ever to receive a scholarship offer from Duke, remains No. 1 in ESPN’s 2021 rankings. He’s followed closely by the only three 2021 prospects to land UK offers: Jonathan Kuminga (No. 2), Terrence Clarke (No. 3) and Paolo Banchero (No. 5).
No recruits in the 2022 class have yet to receive UK scholarship offers, and that could be the first group to be able to jump straight from high school to the NBA Draft. Emoni Bates, who ESPN ranked as the top prospect in all of high school basketball, regardless of class, is No. 1 in that 2022 group.