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Evan Mobley will be the center of attention when USC and UCLA renew rivalry

He is the crux of every game plan, the focus of every opposing defense, the budding freshman star at the top of every draft board, but every now and again, Evan Mobley needs a nudge to remind him.

The soft-spoken, 7-footer is still figuring out how to be the center of attention at USC, still learning how to dominate paints packed with defenders set on stopping him, like they will be again Saturday night when No. 21 UCLA and USC meet at Galen Center for the first time this season. The rest of the Trojans, in turn, are still learning what it means for everything to revolve around a star.