Isaiah Mobley will once again share a court with his brother.

The USC forward was drafted Thursday night by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 49th overall pick (second round) in the 2022 NBA Draft. In Cleveland, Mobley will reunite with former USC big man and last year’s NBA Rookie of the Year runner-up, Evan Mobley.

In Isaiah Mobley’s three years with the program, USC went 73-25. The 6-foot-10 forward from Murrieta, California, was a big reason why. During that time, Mobley developed into one of college basketball’s most skilled big men. USC coach Andy Enfield could and would run offense through him this past season, utilizing Mobley’s blend of size and playmaking ability to generate halfcourt looks. USC liked to use Mobley as the trigger man in 4-5 pick-and-rolls between he and frontcourt partner Chevez Goodwin—a prospect that now looks even more tantalizing if we were to get to see a Mobley brother on both ends of the play.

After testing the draft waters on the heels of the 2020-21 season, Mobley decided to return to school and saw his numbers take off with an expanded role. In 34 minutes a night and 32 starts, Mobley averaged 14.2 points, 8.3 boards, and 3.3 assists a game. His points rose from 9.9 a game in 2020-21 and his assists doubled. After a career year shooting the 3-ball as a sophomore (44%), Mobley’s percentages dipped this past season but still finished at a respectable 35% clip from 3.

Mobley finished the season top-12 among league players in points, rebounds, and assists.

He was one of four players selected by Cleveland Thursday night, joining Ochai Agbaji (No. 14), Khalifa Diop (No. 39) and Luke Travers (No. 56). According to’s Chris Fedor, Mobley is likely headed for a two-way contract with the Cavs.

Players on two-way contracts are eligible to play in 50 of their team’s 82 regular-season games. They are not eligible for the postseason roster. They are allowed to practice with the team, travel with the team, and sit on the bench for the remaining 32 games as an inactive member of the team if the team chooses, or they can spend time with their team’s G League affiliate. For the Cavs, that’s the Cleveland Charge.

The contract value on a two-way deal is half of the rookie minimum salary, or approximately $502,000. That contract is also non-guaranteed, meaning a player could be cut at any point, but they are also able to be signed to multi-year deals, which has happened with a number of two-way standouts in recent years.