Obadiah “Obi” Toppin
Weight: 220 LBS
Position: Power Forward
Team: Dayton Flyers
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
- 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
- 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.
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.