NBA Draft

#1
Obi Toppin
PPG RPG APG
14.4 5.6 1.8
Team: Dayton FlyersHeight: 6-9 Born: 3/4/1998
Class-Eligibility: Jr-SoWeight: 220 Hometown: Brooklyn, NY


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW
Perhaps nobody in this draft class has skyrocketed more over the past few years than Toppin. He received no scholarship offers out of high school, forcing him to spend an extra year at a prep school. He then redshirted the 2017-18 season at Dayton because he did not qualify academically.
This season, he was college basketball's National Player of the Year for a Flyers team that emerged as a legitimate national title contender before the coronavirus pandemic canceled the NCAA Tournament.
Toppin, who stands 6-feet-9 and weighs 220 pounds, is a sensational athlete who can run the floor and play in the pick and roll, often finishing the play with an explosive dunk.
Toppin averaged 20 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game this past season.
ANALYSIS
Though Toppin's dunks are highlight-worthy, he also brings a ton of offensive skill to the frontcourt.
He has soft touch and an ability to shoot from 3-point distance (39 percent on 82 attempts this season). He is also a strong decision-maker who can distribute to teammates from the post. Simply put, he is the most offensively gifted big man in the draft.
Defense, however, is a major concern. Toppin struggles in every area: in the pick and roll, in 1-on-1 situations, underneath the basket and while helping. He is also not a great rebounder, a surprise given his size and athleticism.
Toppin is also 22, which is "old" by NBA draft standards.
Yet there is no question that Toppin impacts winning, given Dayton's rapid ascension as a mid-major program. And given Toppin's growth from the end of his high school career until now, perhaps he is nowhere close to hitting his ceiling as a player.
Projection: Top 10 overall

Career Stats

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
18-19 Dayton 33 15 26.5 14.4 5.6 1.8 0.6 0.8 1.9 2.1 .666 .524 .713
19-20 Dayton 31 31 31.7 20.0 7.5 2.2 1.0 1.2 2.2 1.6 .633 .390 .702
Career 64 46 29.0 17.1 6.6 2.0 0.8 1.0 2.0 1.9 .647 .417 .706

Totals Team G GS Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
18-19 Dayton 33 15 875 201 302 11 21 62 87 50 186 61 21 28 63 70 475
19-20 Dayton 31 31 982 245 387 32 82 99 141 37 234 67 30 38 68 51 621
Career 64 46 1857 446 689 43 103 161 228 87 420 128 51 66 131 121 1096

Game Logs

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/9 InSt W 86-81 36 10 16 1 3 8 11 3 12 3 0 2 2 3 29
11/16 ChSou W 90-61 25 10 13 1 3 0 0 3 11 1 2 0 4 0 21
11/19 Omaha W 93-68 30 8 11 1 1 4 6 4 6 3 1 3 1 3 21
11/25 UGa W 80-61 27 9 11 2 3 5 5 0 4 0 1 1 2 2 25
11/26 @VaTech W 89-62 33 10 14 3 5 1 2 0 8 1 0 0 2 1 24
11/27 @Kansas L 84-90 40 6 11 1 3 5 5 1 9 0 0 3 1 4 18
12/3 HouBap W 99-68 24 7 13 0 3 3 5 3 10 3 2 2 3 2 17
12/8 @StMry W 78-68 33 7 13 1 3 1 3 3 6 1 0 0 1 1 16
12/14 Drake W 78-47 29 6 10 1 3 6 7 0 8 3 2 2 4 2 19
12/17 NorTx W 71-58 33 5 10 1 2 0 0 0 7 6 2 0 3 0 11
12/21 Colo L 76-78 37 8 17 1 6 0 1 1 7 4 1 2 1 1 17
12/23 Gram W 81-53 27 3 5 0 1 2 5 1 7 1 1 2 0 0 8
12/30 NoFla W 77-59 33 15 24 0 1 1 5 2 8 2 1 1 3 0 31
1/2 @LaSal W 84-58 28 7 9 1 1 5 5 1 7 4 2 0 2 1 20
1/5 @StJoes W 80-67 21 6 8 0 1 3 3 0 5 1 0 1 1 4 15
1/11 UMass W 88-60 19 7 11 0 3 2 3 1 4 3 5 1 2 2 16
1/14 VCU W 79-65 34 9 16 1 3 5 6 1 9 3 1 1 5 1 24
1/17 @StL W 78-76 43 7 16 3 6 3 4 2 10 1 0 2 3 4 20
1/22 StBon W 86-60 30 9 11 0 2 0 0 2 9 2 0 1 2 1 18
1/25 @Rich W 87-79 34 9 15 1 2 5 7 1 12 3 0 4 3 1 24
1/29 @Duq W 73-69 38 9 13 0 1 4 4 3 10 2 1 1 5 1 22
2/1 Ford W 70-56 29 7 10 2 3 2 3 0 6 1 0 0 2 1 18
2/8 StL W 71-65 34 7 12 1 3 2 4 0 4 2 3 3 1 0 17
2/11 URI W 81-67 34 7 9 1 2 7 9 0 10 0 0 1 0 2 22
2/15 @UMass W 71-63 31 8 13 1 2 2 4 1 7 1 1 0 2 3 19
2/18 @VCU W 66-61 36 5 11 1 3 1 4 0 5 1 0 3 4 2 12
2/22 Duq W 80-70 37 11 16 3 5 3 5 1 7 3 1 1 3 2 28
2/25 @GMason W 62-55 36 6 12 0 2 7 9 0 7 1 1 0 2 1 19
2/28 Dav W 82-67 34 10 11 3 4 0 1 1 12 4 0 0 2 2 23
3/4 @URI W 84-57 23 6 11 1 2 7 8 1 2 2 0 1 0 3 20
3/7 GW W 76-51 34 11 15 0 0 5 7 1 5 5 2 0 2 1 27
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