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Friday / May 29.
  • Dayton’s Obi Toppin declares for the NBA Draft

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    By JACOB POLACHECK

    Dayton sophomore Obi Toppin is entering the NBA Draft, he announced in a video posted to Twitter Wednesday.

    “I hope everyone is safe and healthy during the current situation going on in the world, the COVID-19. I would like to share the news with you guys that I will be signing with an agent and foregoing my college eligibility by entering the 2020 NBA Draft,” Toppin said.

    As a redshirt sophomore, Toppin averaged 20 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists while shooting 70 percent from 2-point range and 39 percent from behind the three-point line.

    He helped lead Dayton to a 29-2 record (18-0 A-10) and a likely No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament before the season was canceled.

    Toppin was named Associated Press National Player of the Year on Wednesday.

    He sat out his freshman season at Dayton as an academic redshirt before winning Atlantic-10 Rookie of the Year honors last year.

    Toppin is currently ranked as the No. 9 best available prospect in the 2020 Draft on ESPN’s Big Board.

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