John Mobley Jr. is a 12-year old from Columbus, Ohio. Over the past year Mobley has made a name for himself with his flashy play and impressive highlights. The 5’2 point guard has become a viral sensation but don’t let that fool you, Mobley’s work ethic is the reason behind all of his young success.
“During the week I workout as much as I can in between my studies and on the weekends I go extra hard.” Said Mobley Jr.
Mobley’s skill is extremely impressive considering he is just in the sixth grade. He is an elite shooter, whether it is off the dribble or spotting up, there are not many sixth graders who can shoot like him. His most valuable attribute though is his ball-handling ability. Defenders look foolish trying to press him, his elite quickness makes it easy for him to get to the rim and either finish or find an open teammate.
When you watch Mobley play the first comparison that comes to mind is Steph Curry, so it’s not really a surprise that his favorite player in the league currently happens to be the Golden State point guard.
“I try and model my game after Steph, I think he is the best point guard in the game today. He goes out and plays hard every night.” Mobley Jr. Said.
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Mobley has a busy summer ahead of him playing for his two AAU teams the North Coast Blue Chips and Miller Factory Elite 2023. He will also be attending multiple showcases including the D-Rich TV Camp, MSHTV Showcase, NEO Youth Elite Camp and Buckeye Prep Showcase.
Mobley may only be 12 years old but basketball is truly his passion at the moment. In the future he would like to play his college ball at either Michigan or Kentucky.