Sport Dayton star Toppin named Naismith Player of the Year
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The college basketball season came to an emphatic, dramatic end with the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament. For a handful of players, earning a postseason honor offers a glimmer of happiness amid the uncertainty.
sophomore star was the men's winner of the Citizen Naismith Trophy on Friday.
Toppin, who has been named a finalist for the Wooden Award, was alsoas The Associated Press Player of the Year in March. The 22-year-old New York native dominated the Atlantic 10 this season, averaging 20 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks on 63% shooting.
The Naismith Player of the Year awards are handed out annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.star took home women's honors.
Toppinlast week and said he would sign with an agent, forgoing his remaining college eligibility.
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Earlier this week, Obi Toppin was named Associated Press National Player of the Year.Earlier this week, Toppin was named Associated Press National Player of the Year, and his head coach, Anthony Grant, was named AP National Coach of the Year.
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BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) Obi Toppin of Dayton won the John R. Wooden Award as the nation’s outstanding college basketball player. © Getty Obi Toppin of the Dayton Flyers reacts after a dunk in the second half of a game against the George Washington Colonials at UD Arena on March 7, 2020 in Dayton, Ohio. Toppin, along with Saddiq Bey of Villanova, Luka Garza of Iowa, Myles Powell of Seton Hall and Peyton Pritchard of Oregon, also won positional awards from the Basketball Hall of Fame. The winners were announced Tuesday on ESPN's “SportsCenter" broadcast.