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Obi Toppin 2020 NBA Draft Profile: Bio, Stats, and analysis.

Obadiah “Obi” Toppin

Height: 6’9

Weight: 220 LBS

Position: Power Forward

Team: Dayton Flyers

Age: 22 

Coming into the 2019/2020 season nobody was talking about the 0-STAR recruit out of Dayton University Obi Toppin but everyone soon would be. Beginning the season with a win and a 29 point performance over the Indiana State Sycamores in the Maui Invitational, the ascent of Obadiah “Obi” Toppin didn’t truly begin until Playing the Georgia Bulldogs. In this game, Toppin outplayed 5-STAR recruit Anthony Edwards putting up 25 Points,5 Rebounds, and 1 block on route to an 80-61 victory. Toppin finished the season averaging; 20 PPG, 2.2 APG, and 7.5 RPG.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Strengths

  • Good frame for a modern Power Forward
  • Runs the floor well in transition
  • Has the potential to be a stretch big with a more developed 3-Point shot
  • Good efficiency shooting 63% from the field in 2019
  • Cuts extremely well 
  • Great athleticism

Weaknesses

  • Struggles in grabbing offensive rebounds
  • Attempts to make passes that are not there
  • For Obi to not be a defensive liability he needs to improve his footwork
  • Obi Toppin is one of the oldest players in this Draft
  • For Toppin to succeed he will need a good point guard to create shots for him.

BEST FIT

Verdict (My non-expert opinion)

Obi Toppin is a good player with a lot of potential, however, for that potential to maximize he will need to be brought into a perfect situation with the team built for his skill set. With that being said I don’t believe Obi will ever become an all-star caliber player due to his lack of defense and his little to no dribble moves.

NBA Comparison: Amar’E Stoudemire

College Highlights! (Redshirt Sophomore)
College Highlights! (Freshmen Year)

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