Dayton's Obi Toppin -- AP player of year -- heading to National Basketball Association

Dayton's Obi Toppin -- AP player of year -- heading to National Basketball Association

The 6-foot-9, 220-pound Toppin followed his unanimous selection to the AP All-America first team by appearing on 34 of 65 ballots from Top 25 voters, who submitted ballots after the cancellation of the NCAA tournament.

Dayton's Obi Toppin is headed to the National Basketball Association after leading the Flyers to a 29-2 record and No. 3 ranking as a redshirt sophomore. Dayton went undefeated in conference play and ended the season 29-2 overall.

On an episode of Dell and Sonya Curry's "Raising Flame" podcast, the parents of Dayton University star and likely top-10 pick Obi Toppin said that their son's preferred team at the moment is the Golden State Warriors. He can step back beyond the arc and also can throw down dunks like this.

"I will be signing with an agent and foregoing my college eligibility by entering my name into the 2020 National Basketball Association draft", Toppin said in a almost three-minute Twitter video.

Toppin was in the midst of a spectacular season for the Flyers, averaging 20.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steal per game while shooting an uber-efficient 63.3 percent from the floor and 39.0 percent from deep.

The Flyers' only losses came in overtime to Kansas and Colorado. "We were so locked in".

Grant earned 30 of 65 votes to claim the AP coaching award in his third season at his alma mater.

Grant, a former Dayton player, said he has some of the same what-if thoughts as his star player. He beat Iowa's Luke Garza for player of the year honors.

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