Men's Basketball


  • position Forward
  • height 6-9
  • Weight 200
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Previous School Rhode Island
  • High school Woodstock Academy

Senior: Generated the best statistical season of his career … Averaged 12.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game … He had 23 double-figure scoring efforts and eight double-doubles … Led the team in scoring four times and had 11 games with at least three assists … Shot 50% on his 3-point attempts in Southeastern Conference action … Set career highs in points (24 vs. Louisville) and rebounds (12 vs. Auburn) … Scored in double-figures in 15 of the last 16 games … Totaled 18 points and six boards against Providence in the NCAA Tournament … Tallied 21 points and 11 rebounds in 39 minutes against Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament … Had 21 points and a pair of 3-pointers in the win at Arkansas … Totaled 13 points, 12 boards and five assists in the win over Auburn … Logged 19 points and 11 rebounds at Florida … Scored 17 points and added 10 rebounds in the home victory against the Gators … Scored 18 points and contributed four assists at Ole Miss … Had 12 points and 10 boards in the road win at Vanderbilt … Logged 11 points and 11 rebounds with four assists and a pair of blocks at home against Georgia … Scored 21 points in the win over LSU … Had a career-high 24 in the rivalry win over Louisville and was named the Bluegrass Sports Commission’s MVP of the contest … Had 20 points and 10 rebounds in the win over North Florida … Produced his first-career double-double with 15 points and 11 boards in the opener against Howard.

Junior: Named to the Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll … Saw action in 29 games and made four starts in his second season with the Wildcats … Averaged 6.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in 17.7 minutes … Missed five games due to injury … Scored in double figures in seven games … Had career highs in scoring, blocks, assists, field-goal percentage and 3-point field-goal percentage … Averaged 7.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game over his final seven games of the regular season … Tallied nine points with a trio of dunks and three points from the charity stripe against Saint Peter’s in the NCAA Tournament … Logged 10 points and three blocks in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals against Vanderbilt … Contributed eight points and six rebounds in 39 minutes of the win over LSU at home … Had 13 points, six boards and three assists in a career-high 40 minutes in the home victory over Alabama … Tallied 11 points and contributed six rebounds at Tennessee … Scored 10 points and had three rebounds in just six minutes at South Carolina before injuring an ankle … Logged 11 points and three rebounds in the win at Kansas … Contributed nine points, six boards, two assists, a block and a steal in the come-from-behind win at Texas A&M … Had season highs with 14 points and eight rebounds at LSU … Notched 12 points and a career-high six assists in the win over Western Kentucky … Had seven points, five rebounds and three assists in a win against North Carolina … Had seven points in the win over Central Michigan … Made his season debut after missing much of the preseason with a shoulder injury against Duke in the Champions Classic with four points and six rebounds. 

Sophomore: Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll member … Appeared in 24 of 25 games with two starts … Originally slated to redshirt in 2020-21, became a key player off the bench for the Wildcats, impacting the game in key spurts in the scoring column and on the boards … Averaged 5.2 points and 3.5 rebounds on the season … Four games in double-figure scoring … Made a greater impact as the season progressed, averaging 7.7 points and 4.4 rebounds in 23.0 minutes over the final seven regular-season games … Came up with a career-high three steals in addition to five boards at Ole Miss … Scored 11 points in 21 minutes in the home loss to Florida … Recorded a career-high 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting in 23 minutes at Vanderbilt … Totaled five points and a season-high seven rebounds in the home victory vs. Auburn … Solid game vs. Arkansas with nine points and six rebounds … Provided a spark in the loss at Auburn with 10 points and six rebounds … Six rebounds to go along with five points in the home loss to Alabama … Posted six points and six boards in the home win vs. Vanderbilt … Went for 10 points and six rebounds in the narrow loss at rival Louisville … Posted six points and three rebounds vs. No. 7/5 Kansas. 

2019-20 (at Rhode Island)
Freshman: Appeared in all 30 games, making three starts … Immediate contributor for a Rhode Island team that went 21-9 on the season and finished 13-5 in the Atlantic 10 … Averaged 5.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game … Scored in double figures five times … Showed an ability to stretch the floor with 13 3-pointers … Started and scored nine points, grabbed six rebounds, had three assists and hit the game-winning free throws with 6.6 seconds left in a 76-75 win at Fordham … Scored five points and grabbed two rebounds at Davidson … Had 12 points, two rebounds and one block against Saint Joseph’s … Recorded four points and three rebounds at Dayton … Posted six points and four rebounds at George Washington … Scored seven points with four rebounds at St. Bonaventure … Made his first career start and posted nine points and four rebounds against Davidson … Scored a career-high 12 points with eight rebounds against Richmond … Recorded five points and five rebounds vs. Western Kentucky … Scored five points and grabbed five rebounds against Providence … Had five points and six rebounds at West Virginia … Scored four points and grabbed three rebounds against Manhattan … Posted 10 points and three rebounds vs. LSU … Scored 11 points and was 3 of 4 from 3-point range against Alabama … Hauled in six rebounds at Maryland … Scored 11 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked one shot in his collegiate debut against LIU Brooklyn.

Averaged 15.6 points and 8.8 rebounds per game for Woodstock Academy his senior season … Unranked prospect who received his first offer six months before signing a national letter of intent … Was an All-Section honoree … Also played football and volleyball … Honor-roll student.  

Born May 8 in Brooklyn, New York … Parents are Roni and Obadiah Toppin … Has a brother, Obi, who was the consensus National Player of the Year in 2020 for Dayton and current New York Knick … Major is communication … Chose Kentucky over Oregon and Iowa State … Lists his mother as his greatest influence … Most memorable moment as a basketball player is playing against his brother during his freshman season of college at Rhode Island … Chose No. 0 because it’s always been his number … Favorite food is Italian … Pregame superstition is eating candy … Off the court hobbies include playing video games … Can play the piano.

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