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Prospect Spotlight -- Obi Toppin

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Re: Prospect Spotlight -- Obi Toppin 

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Re: Prospect Spotlight -- Obi Toppin 

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Re: Prospect Spotlight -- Obi Toppin 

Post#43 » by Jamaaliver » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:26 pm

2020 NBA Draft Big Board: Latest Top 80 Rankings

5. Obi Toppin, F/C, Dayton | Sophomore

Height: 6' 9" | Weight: 220 | Age: 22 | Previous Rank: 10

Toppin’s stock has risen to the point where he’s essentially a lock to go top-five, and he’s viewed as more of a sure thing in a relatively thin lottery class, with some teams willing to overlook his age and prioritize the here-and-now offensive contributions. Keeping perspective here is important—Toppin needs to add lower body strength and doesn’t move all that well laterally, which may eventually lead to him getting hunted on defense. He’s going to be more of a face-up big than low-post scorer, and his continued ability to hit corner threes and finish at a good clip is essential to his long-term success. Toppin is probably best off at power forward alongside a defensive-minded big. But there’s a good chance he’s ready to contribute immediately, and if everything translates, he could certainly justify an early pick.
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Re: Prospect Spotlight -- Obi Toppin 

Post#44 » by King Ken » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:58 pm

Jamaaliver wrote:
2020 NBA Draft Big Board: Latest Top 80 Rankings

5. Obi Toppin, F/C, Dayton | Sophomore

Height: 6' 9" | Weight: 220 | Age: 22 | Previous Rank: 10

Toppin’s stock has risen to the point where he’s essentially a lock to go top-five, and he’s viewed as more of a sure thing in a relatively thin lottery class, with some teams willing to overlook his age and prioritize the here-and-now offensive contributions. Keeping perspective here is important—Toppin needs to add lower body strength and doesn’t move all that well laterally, which may eventually lead to him getting hunted on defense. He’s going to be more of a face-up big than low-post scorer, and his continued ability to hit corner threes and finish at a good clip is essential to his long-term success. Toppin is probably best off at power forward alongside a defensive-minded big. But there’s a good chance he’s ready to contribute immediately, and if everything translates, he could certainly justify an early pick.
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He should be a lock to go in the 3 to be honest.

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