SANTE FE, Argentina -- One of the biggest stories of the summer centers on the rise of 2020 prospect Evan Mobley.

Entering his sophomore season at Temecula (Calif.) Rancho Christian, Mobley, who had broken his left foot and suffered a wrist injury as a freshman, was a known recruit, but he wasn’t thought of as an elite level prospect. That changed quickly.

By the end of the sophomore season, Mobley, a 6-foot-11 prospect, had done enough in our eyes to warrant a top five national rankings. To go with the combination of size, length, mobility and athleticism, Mobley showed major upside as a scoring weapon, as well as a rim protector.

“Freshman year I was hurt mostly, so not a lot of people got to see so freshman year I was just working on my game and got stronger and stuff,” Mobley said. “Sophomore year, this year, I got better and that’s what the rankings show.”

Since his sophomore season ended, Mobley has done nothing but improve and is now a serious candidate for the No. 1 spot in the 247Sports Top247. He had a fabulous spring with the Compton Magic. He was one of the best players at the recent USA Basketball u17 trials and he’s been impressive through their first two games in the FIBA u17 World Cup.

“It’s been a good experience, I get to play with great players and represent my country,” Mobley said after USA’s win over Mali.

Through the two games, Mobley is averaging 11 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks a game, while shooting 8-for-11 from the field.

Mobley has impacted games on both ends. He’s protected the rim, using his length, timing and IQ. While offensively, Mobley has showed impressive touch with both hands, terrific footwork around the basket and he’s raced rim to rim for easy baskets.

“I like to flash a lot, flash in the key,” Mobley said. “I can get around people and I work from the outside-in, but also inside-out as well. I like to go up strong and dunk everything.”

Mobley’s older brother, Isaiah, is a heck of a basketball player as well. A rising senior, Isaiah, who ranks No. 29 overall in the 2019 class, has had an impact on his younger brothers game.

“It helped me a lot because he led by example,” Mobley said. “Whatever I saw him do, I’d copy that and it went well. We are very close.”

The older Mobley is a USC commit and their father is on staff as an assistant coach. While Mobley admitted recruiting isn’t his focus right now, he said potentially playing for his dad would intriguing, but he’s still weighing his options.

“That would be really cool to play for him, but whatever happens, happens,” Mobley said.

“I’m just open right now,” he added. “I’m not leaning towards anyone.”

Mobley currently ranks No. 8 overall in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, but No. 4 overall in the 247Sports Top247.