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Dayton’s Toppin participating in Nike Skills Academy in California

Published: Friday, August 09, 2019 @ 10:09 AM

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Dayton Flyers forward Obi Toppin is participating in the Nike Skills Academy in Thousand Oaks, Calif., this week. It started Wednesday and ends Friday.

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Twenty eight college players from around the country and 32 of the top high school prospects in the 2020 and 2021 class received invitations to the three-day camp, which is taking place at the Mamba Sports Academy, a training facility founded by former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant.

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Among the college stars invited to the academy are four who made a recent NCAA.com list of the top 25 players in college basketball in the 2019-20 season: Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie; Kansas’ Udoka Azubuike; North Carolina’s Cole Anthony; and Michigan State’s Cassius Winston.

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Toppin and the other players will showcase their games in drills and 5-on-5 games in front of college coaches, media and NBA scouts. 

Toppin’s uncle, Victor Monaros, accompanied him to the camp and has shared video of Toppin on Twitter and Instagram.