Exactly as it was intended.
USC forward Isaiah Mobley was selected Thursday night as the 49th overall pick in the NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he will be reunited with his younger brother Evan Mobley, who was No. 3 a year ago.
Cleveland acquired the draft pick earlier in the day in a trade with the Sacramento Kings for the chance to re-match the former Trojans.
According to Cleveland.com’s Chris Fedor, Mobley is expected to get a two-way deal due to the team’s tight roster, meaning he could spend most of next season in the G League.
Still, it was a special moment for the Mobley family.
6-foot-10 Isaiah Mobley was a first-team All-Pac 12 roster as a junior, averaging 14.2 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists while shooting 35.2 percent from a 3-point range.
Young brother Evan Mobley, a 7-footer, spent just one season with the Trojans before becoming a lottery pick and a close second in the NBA Rookie of the Year voting after averaging 15.0 points and 8. 3 rebounds per game last season.