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#43 Naomi Mobley
  • 6-2 * Forward
  • University of Florida (1998-01)
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Ed White HS

Naomi Mobley (MO-blee) led the SEC in rebounding and double-doubles as a junior and a sophomore … possessed excellent athletic ability… very good instincts for the game… a determined, unselfish player … underwent surgery on her right shoulder on April 9, 2001… during the summer of 2001 decided not to return for her senior season and to play in Europe to prepare for the 2002 WNBA draft.

Mobley in the UF Record Book (through 2000-01 season)
Career Field Goal Percentage - 2nd (55.1%, 199-361)
Career Double-Doubles - 7th (27)
Career Blocks - 7th (75)
Career Rebounds - 10th (712)
Career Rebound Average - 10th (7.9 per game)
Rebounds in a Postseason Game - 1st (20 vs. Holy Cross in NCAA First Round, 3/16/01)
Rebounds in a Season - 8th (308 in 2000)
Field Goal Percentage in a Season - 3rd (56.9%, 145-255, 2000 season)
Free Throws in a season - 9th (97 in 2000)
Free Throws Attempted in a Season - 7th (153 in 2000)
Games played by a Sophomore - 1st (34)
Games started by a Sophomore - 1st (34)
FG Percentage by a Sophomore - 1st (56.9%, 145-255)
Free Throws by a Sophomore - 2nd (97)
Free Throws Attempted by a Sophomore - 1st (153)

Game Highs
Points - 21 (3 times) last at Georgia, 2/3/00
Rebounds - 20 vs. Holy Cross, 3/16/01
Assists - 4 vs. Tennessee, 2/11/01
Steals - 4 at West Virginia, 11/29/00
Blocks - 4 at Mississippi St, 1/4/01
Minutes - 43 at Georgia, 2/3/00
Field Goals - 9 at Dayton, 3/15/00
FGA - 18 vs. Vanderbilt, 2/4/00
3FG - 0; 3FGA - 1 (twice) last at Mississippi St, 1/4
FT - 11 vs. Arkansas, 3/2/00
FTA - 13 vs. Arkansas, 3/2/00
Dbl Fig Scoring Games - 43
Dbl Fig Rebounding Games - 34
Double-Doubles - 26

Junior Year (2000-01) Led the SEC in double-doubles (12) & rebounding (9.8 rpg) for the second straight season … named Second Team All-SEC by the league's coaches & Honorable Mention All-SEC by the media ... at the team's postseason banquet she received The Stopper award, presented to the player who played the best defense within the team's structure ... led UF in rebounding, while ranking tied-for-third in scoring (10.8 ppg), third in field goal percentage (46.3%) and second in blocks (35) ... in addition to leading the SEC in rebounding, she ranked in all-games stats No. 1 in defensive rebounds, No. 2 in offensive rebounds and No. 7 in blocks, while in SEC-only games she ranked No. 2 for free throw percentage (83.7%), No. 2 for offensive and defensive rebounding, and No. 4 for blocks ... her 13.5 rebounds per game average was the highest among all individuals competing in the 2001 NCAA Championship, with a minimum of two games played ... tied an NCAA West Region single game record with 20 rebounds in the first round win over Holy Cross (March 15) while contributing 16 points, three assists and three steals in the win ... recorded a team-high 12 rebounds with eight points in 33 minutes of action in the win over No. 14 LSU (Feb. 22) ... her right shoulder "popped-out" during the game against Tennessee (Feb. 11) but she continued to play and was limited to just one point and two rebounds, but did contribute a career-high four assists ... had a perfect shooting night in the win at Arkansas (Feb. 8), as she went 5-for-5 from the field and 2-for-2 from the free throw line while contributing 12 points and 11 rebounds ... scored a game-high 18 points with 15 rebounds to lead UF in its win over No. 19 Vanderbilt (Feb. 4) ... notched her ninth double-double of the season during the upset of No. 5 Georgia (Feb. 1) contributing 14 points and 12 rebounds with two blocks ... named the Most Valuable Player of the State Farm Classic after helping UF to the title and an upset win over then-No. 7 Rutgers after posting two double-doubles with a combined 33 points and 26 rebounds … named to the Dead River Company Classic All-Tournament Team, helping UF to the title against host Maine (Nov. 25) by totaling 21 points and 15 rebounds in the two wins … did not suit-up for the first three games of the year, including two exhibition contests, while serving a suspension for a violation of team rules … 12 double-doubles... 16 double-figure rebounding games … 15 double-figure scoring games.

Sophomore Year (1999-2000) Starter in all 34 games this season after averaging just 11.2 minutes per game last year… doubled her scoring (11.4 ppg) and rebounding (9.1 rpg) averages from last season (5.2 ppg & 4.4 rpg) … named to the WNIT Final Four All-Tournament team, averaging 16.2 points and 10.8 rebounds over the five-game run... led SEC in rebounding (9.1 rpg) and double-doubles (12)... UF's leading rebounder (9.1) and third leading scorer (11.4)… led UF in blocked shots (28)… third on the team in free throw attempts (153)… recorded a team-high 19 points with a game-high 13 rebounds during the WNIT championship game at Wisconsin (March 29)... tagged Arkansas (March 25) in the WNIT semifinal game for 17 points and 11 rebounds... against Maryland (March 21), went for 12 points and 13 rebounds during the WNIT quarterfinal win... tallied her eighth double-double of the season in the first round of the SEC Tournament, when she recorded 17 points and 16 rebounds (in the second half, she had 11 points and 15 rebounds) against Arkansas (March 2)... tied her career-high of 21 points in a tough overtime loss at Georgia (Feb. 3), playing a career-high 43 minutes … scored a team-high 21 points in the upset victory over Mississippi State (Jan. 6)… snatched a career-high 17 rebounds in the championship game of the State Farm Classic vs. Boston College (Dec. 29)… voted by her teammates as the Most Improved Gator, a postseason award presented to the player who made the most progress throughout the season … leading rebounder in 22 games … 21 double-figure scoring games, 15 double-figure rebounding games and a team-high 12 double-doubles.

Freshman Year (1998-99) Played in 27 games, earning her first career start in the win at South Carolina (Jan. 17)… averaged 4.4 rebounds per game, the third highest on the team… recorded two double-doubles: against Central Florida (Jan. 11) she had a career-high 21 points with 10 rebounds and then versus Tennessee (Jan. 21) she tallied 13 points with 14 rebounds… after playing in only two of UF's first four games of the year and failing to score a point, Mobley shocked then-No. 13 George Washington when she came off the bench to spark UF with 17 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in the win… saw snow for the first time ever when the team traveled to Fort Collins, Col., to play in the Preseason NIT … tallied five double-figure scoring games, two double-figure rebounding games and two double-doubles.

High School Mobley was a three-year captain at Ed White High School, where she played under Coach Pat Adams her senior year… had a different basketball coach each of her four years at EWHS … became the first female in Jacksonville to earn All-Conference basketball honors each of her four prep years… named 1998 Class 5A first team All-State by the Florida Sports Writers Association… posted senior season averages of 21.6 points, 14.5 rebounds, 5.1 steals, 4.7 blocks and 4.0 assists per game … during her junior year she averaged 22.1 points, 12.6 rebounds, 4.2 steals, 5.8 blocks and 5.1 assists per game… signed her letter of intent to play at Florida on Nov. 12, 1997 at 9:07 a.m... also earned All-Conference honors in volleyball and track.


Naomi Mobley's Career Statistics
        TOTAL 3-POINTERS      
SEASON GP GS MIN FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT
1998-99 27 1 302 54 106 .509 0 0 .000 33 56 .589
1999-00 34 34 885 145 255 .569 0 0 .000 97 153 .634
2000-01 29 26 829 112 242 .463 0 2 .000 88 117 .752
Totals 90 61 2016 311 603 .516 0 2 .000 218 326 .669
  REBOUNDS                  
SEASON OFF DEF TOT AVG PF FO A TO B ST PTS AVG
1998-99 48 72 120 4.4 42 0 3 28 12 4 141 5.2
1999-00 100 208 308 9.1 98 2 18 54 28 26 387 11.4
2000-01 109 175 284 9.8 76 1 38 63 35 29 312 10.8
Totals 257 455 712 7.9 216 3 59 145 75 59 840 9.3
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