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Dayton’s Obi Toppin declares for 2020 NBA Draft

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Dayton Flyers forward Obi Toppin produced one of the best all-around seasons in recent memory. Thanks to his individual accomplishments, his team’s success and the accolades that came with it all, Toppin has risen in draft boards and has now officially declared for the 2020 NBA Draft.

Coming as no surprise, Toppin is widely expected to be one of the first players off the board if and when the 2020 NBA Draft ultimately occurs.

“I believe it is time to start the next chapter in my journey,” Obi Toppin recently told the Dayton Daily News. “I would like to share the news with you guys that I will be signing with an agent and forgoing my college eligibility to enter my name into the NBA Draft.”

Notably leading the Flyers to a stellar 29-2 record as a redshirt sophomore, Toppin averaged an even 20.0 points and 7.5 rebounds this past season.

Dayton also won an Atlantic 10 Conference Championship while ranking No. 3 in the entire country before the 2019-20 NCAA Tournament came to a screeching halt. Not only that, but Toppin won a variety of National Player of the Year Awards while most recently earning such an honor from both the Associated Press and United States Basketball Writers Association.

Of course, the NBA and the rest of the sports world remains in flux at the moment with the coronavirus forcing each and every North American professional sports league to cease operation for the foreseeable future. The league was the first professional sports league to shut things down two weeks ago.