OBI TOPPIN

BIRTHDATE: 3/4/98

POSITION: Power Forward

HEIGHT: 6'9"

WEIGHT: 220 lbs

SCHOOL/ TEAM: Dayton

CLASS: Sophomore

STRENGTHS

  • Good size and frame for a modern day 4 

  • Vertical lob threat ; Can make plays above the rim

  • Very efficient scorer 66% FG in 2018-19 season

  • Potential as a stretch 4 (shot 52% (11-21) from 3 as a RS freshman

  • Solid court vision and passing instincts

  • Can post up smaller defenders

  • Nice touch around the rim

  • Unorthodox game plays lefty

AREAS TO IMPROVE

  • Despite athleticism is stiff and robotic

  • Only averaged 5.6 rebounds per game as a freshman 

  • Does not offer much as a rim protector

  • Attacking close outs

  • Lacks quickness

SUMMARY

Obi Toppin is coming off a breakout redshirt freshman season where he was one of the most efficient scorers in the country (66%FG 52% 3FG) while averaging 14 points  and 5 rebounds per game.

Toppin will be looked upon to have a bigger role in 2019-20 and scouts will be curious to see if his 3 point shooting is legit. While his percentages were lights out, there was a small sample size as he only attempted 21 shots from 3.

Rafael Barlowe - November 18, 2019