Dayton’s Obi Toppin named First Team All-American, first in program history

Dayton’s Obi Toppin named First Team All-American, first in program history
DAYTON, OH - MARCH 07: Obi Toppin #1 of the Dayton Flyers celebrates after the game against the George Washington Colonials at UD Arena on March 7, 2020 in Dayton, Ohio. Dayton defeated George Washington 76-51 and won the Atlantic 10 Conference regular season title. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) (Joe Robbins)

Dayton’s Obi Toppin was named an Associated Press First Team All-American Friday afternoon.

Toppin was the lone unanimous choice in the first team and received first-team votes by all 65 members on the media panel, the Associated Press reported.

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Toppin is also the first in program history to be named a First Team All-American.

Joining Toppin on the First Team were Iowa's Luka Garza, Marquette's Markus Howard, Myles Powell of Seton Hall and Oregon's Payton Pritchard.

The award is the latest of what could be many more for the redshirt-sophomore, who has already been named national player of the year by several outlets, including CBS Sports, The Athletic, NBC Sports, USA Today, and others. Toppin was also named the Atlantic 10 Conference’s Player of the Year earlier.

Toppin is still up for the Naismith Award, given to college basketball’s top player. Fan voting for the award, which comprises five percent of the total vote, opened today through April 1. Votes can be cast at naismithfanvote.com.