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Obi Toppin one of 20 front-runners for Wooden Award

Published: Monday, February 03, 2020 @ 8:42 PM

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Dayton Flyers redshirt sophomore forward Obi Toppin was one of 20 players named to the late-season watch list for the Wooden Award on Monday.

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It’s one the awards that honors college basketball’s top player. The winner will be announced on ESPN on April 10.

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Toppin leads No. 6 Dayton (20-2, 9-0) with 19.7 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. He ranks 12th in the country in effective field-goal percentage (66.6) and 10th in 2-point field-goal percentage (70.2). He leads the nation with 74 dunks.

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These are the players Toppin is competing with for the Wooden Award. Others could be added to this list later this season: Udoka Azubuike, Kansas; Saddiq Bey, Villanova; Jared Butler, Baylor; Vernon Carey Jr., Duke; Anthony Cowan Jr., Maryland; Devon Dotson, Kansas; Anthony Edwards, Georgia; Malachi Flynn, San Diego State; Luka Garza, Iowa; Markus Howard, Marquette; Tre Jones, Duke; Jordan Nwora, Louisville; Daniel Oturum, Minnesota; Filip Petrusev, Gonzaga; Myles Powell, Seton Hall; Payton Pritchard, Oregon; Jalen Smith, Maryland; Lamar Stevens, Penn State; and Cassius Winston, Michigan State.