Professional Basketball Player, Former Pitt center and NBA 1st-round pick Eric Mobley reportedly Passed away at the age of 51. Details surrounding his cause of death has not yet been revealed.
According to Wiki, Eric Mobley was an American professional basketball player who played three seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The father to two sons, Isaiah and Evan Mobley was born Bronx, NY. Both of his son played for USC alongside their father Eric as an assistant coach. Eric Mobley was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round (18th pick overall) of the 1994 NBA draft. A 6’11” center from Allegany Community College and the University of Pittsburgh, Mobley played in three NBA seasons for the Bucks and Vancouver Grizzlies. In his three-year career, Mobley appeared in 113 games and averaged 3.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.2 steals, and 0.5 blocks per game.
We learn about his death on twitter, Isaac wrote, Eric Mobley, the Bucks 1st round pick (18th overall) in 1994 has passed away at 51, a great career at Pitt leading Pitt in scoring and rebounds in 1993-94, in blocks all 3 of his years in school, 2nd in Pitt school history in blocks behind Charles Smith
Eric Mobley, the Bucks 1st round pick (18th overall) in 1994 has passed away at 51, a great career at Pitt leading Pitt in scoring and rebounds in 1993-94, in blocks all 3 of his years in school, 2nd in Pitt school history in blocks behind Charles Smith
— Isaac (@isaacfromFL) June 3, 2021
In honor to his passing, lots of condolence messages were recorded. HoopsAnalys wrote, Sad Bonus Hollander POTD Eric Mobley. RIP to the big man from PITT who passed recently. Went to Salesian in New Rochelle, NY before PITT. Drafted 18th by MIL in 94. Strong but not much range on O. Traded to VAN and was an original Grizz. Left NBA after 97.
Sad Bonus Hollander POTD Eric Mobley. RIP to the big man from PITT who passed recently. Went to Salesian in New Rochelle, NY before PITT. Drafted 18th by MIL in 94. Strong but not much range on O. Traded to VAN and was an original Grizz. Left NBA after 97. pic.twitter.com/HWSBHfp8FI
— HoopsAnalyst (@HoopsAnalyst) June 3, 2021
Eric Mobley cause of death has never been made public. We will surely update this news as soon as we are able to get more information regarding this. We pray that God grants those mourning this death the strength and the courage to carry on. Losing a beloved one is one of the most difficult feelings on earth. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone going through a difficult time, caused by this death.
For every start of a journey, there must be an end. The journey of the deceased has sadly come to an end on earth. No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it, and that is how it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It’s life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.
A user tweeted: “One of Allegany College of Maryland’s own! We are saddened to learn about the loss of Eric Mobley. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during these trying times.”
Colin Dunlap also tweeted: “ It was a Paul Bunyan moment. Incredible. Eric Mobley was eating a Primanti’s sandwich and it was invisible in his hand-his hand was that big. Just wrapped around it. Illmatic was playing. It was just out. He, Orlando, and Jaime Peterson were nuts for Nas bc they were Bronx kids.” She later tweeted: ” RIP former Pitt big man Eric Mobley. Gone too soon. What a player.”
The 6′11″ center averaged more than 10 points and nearly 7 rebounds a game in his 3 years at Pitt. In his final year, those averages jumped to 13 points and nearly 9 rebounds. Before coming to Pitt, he played for a year at Allegany Community College. He died on June 2, 2021 at the age of 51.