Eric Mobley: Bio, Career & Death

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Eric Mobley was one of the most celebrated American Professional basketball players who was an integral part of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The star peaked his popularity when he was picked for the first round of the 1994 NBA game by the Milwaukee Bucks. Initially, Eric was associated with the University of Pittsburgh.

Eric Mobley (Source: Twitter)
Eric Mobley (Source: Twitter)

Eric didn’t play for much longer, but he successfully built a more considerable troop of fans in a short period with his incredible game. His fame also added up after being a coach rather than a player.

Let’s explore more about the star and his incredible career.

Eric Mobley: Quick Facts

Before learning more about the star, let us quickly go through some of the facts about Eric Mobley.

Full Name Eric Mobley
Date of Birth February 1, 1970
Place of Birth The Bronx, New York, The United States
Nick Name Not known
Religion Not known
Nationality American
Ethnicity Not Known
Father’s Name Not Known
Mother’s Name Not Known
Number of Siblings Not known
  • Highschool: Salesian (New Rochelle, New York)
  • College: Allegany College (1989–1990) and Pittsburgh (1991–1994)
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Date of Death June 2, 2021 (aged 51)
Los Angeles, California
Height 6 ft and 11 in (2.11 m)
Weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Eye color Black
Hair color Bald 
Shoe Size Not available
Body Measurement Not available
Figure Not available
Marital Status Married
Wife  Nicol Mobley
Children 2 Son (Evan Mobley and Isaiah Mobley)
Occupation Executive vice president of football
Net worth $5 Million 
Career Highlight and Awards 
  • Third-team All-Big East (1994)
  • Fourth-team Parade All-American (1989)
Playing Career  1994-1997 A.D.
Pets Not Available
Coach Team Washington Football Team
Social Handle Twitter
Eric Mobley’s Merch  Jersey, Shoes, Apparel
Last Update April, 2024

Life Before Fame of Eric Mobley

The legendary basketball player Eric Mobley was born on February 1, 1970, in the Bronx, New York. Eric was a citizen of the United States.

We can deduce from his appearance that he belonged to the black ethnic community. He is assigned the Aquarius zodiac sign based on his date of birth. Unfortunately, there is no information on his parents or siblings available.

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Eric Mobley posing with family.

Eric completed his high school education at Salesian School in New Rochelle, New York. Then in 1989, he attended Allegany College till 1990.

In 1991, he joined the University of Pittsburgh as a student. Finally, after three years in 1994, he got graduated. Mobley was a three-year starter at Pitt from 1991 to 1994, competing in 50 games.

After a battle with cancer, Eric Mobley, a former Pitt center and first-round NBA draft pick passed away at the age of 51. Mobley’s high school made the announcement which was later confirmed by Pitts on Wednesday night, June 2, 2021, at 8:42 p.m.

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Eric Mobley: Wife and Children

Eric Mobley and his wife, Nicol Mobley, got married in 1996 in New York. Nicol works as a teacher in a primary school. During their games, Nicol Mobley and Eric Mobley were regularly seen together.

The couple is the parents of two sons. Their first son, Evan Mobley, was born on June 18, 2001, and just after two years, their second son, Isaiah Mobley, was born in 2003.

Eric Mobley Family
Eric Mobley Family

Evan Mobley, the first son of Eric Mobley, followed in his father’s footsteps to play basketball representing the United States of America.

During his college years, Evan was a member of the USC Trojans basketball team. He was primarily regarded as a five-star recruit and one of the most promising members of the classes of 2020s.

Evan began playing basketball at a young age with the support of his father, Eric Mobley, and his older brother, Isaiah.

Both sons of Eric were inspired by their father and wanted to pursue a basketball career. Their basketball careers started at the University of Southern California. They both inherited their father’s abilities as well.

How much did Eric earn from his career?

Eric Mobley’s net worth is estimated to be around USD 5 million, according to credible sources. As a basketball player, he achieved this much money on his own.

Even though Mobley only played for three years, he developed a distinct identity. As a successful player and coach, we must admit that he has amassed a sizable fortune over his career.

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A Brief Look at Eric Mobley’s Career

Initially, Mobley was a three-year starter at Pitt from 1991 to 1994, competing in 50 games.

Eric’s professional basketball career began in 1994 and ended in 1997. He was chosen in the first round (18th overall) of the 1994 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. Eric was a member of the National Basketball Association for three seasons (NBA).

Eric Mobley
Eric Mobley

Although he only played for three years, he had an excellent track record. Throughout his three-year career, Mobley appeared in 113 games, averaging 3.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.2 steals, and 0.5 blocks per game.

He also played in the American Basketball Association for the Pittsburgh Xplosion. “Adding Eric Mobley… bolsters our inside game and provides the Xplosion even greater depth,” Xplosion majority owner and general manager Freddie Lewis said at the time of Mobley’s signing. By signing Eric, we’re injecting some pure Pitt into the Pittsburgh Xplosion.”

In 1994, Mobley was named third-team All-Big East, and in 1989, he was named fourth-team Parade All-American.

Eric Mobley: Social Media Reach

Eric can be found on Twitter with the handle ‘@emobley15.’ He had 5117 followers (as of Oct 2021).

According to his bio (USC), he assisted the men’s basketball coach at the University of Southern California. He was Compton Magic’s former head coach and the originator of the Triple Threat Basketball Program. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What became to Eric Mobley?

Eric Mobley, a former Pitt center and NBA first-round pick died on June 2, 2021, at 8:42 p.m. at the age of 51. Mobley’s cause of death is assumed to be cancer.

What NBA team did Eric Mobley play for?

In 1994, Eric Mobley was picked in the first round by the Milwaukee Bucks (18 picks overall). He played for the Bucks till 1995 and then joined the team Vancouver Grizzlies in 1995. He played for the team till 1997.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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