Toppin’s younger brother headed to a different A-10 program

Published: Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 6:46 PM

Dayton players huddle before a game against North Florida on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff
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Dayton players huddle before a game against North Florida on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff(Staff Writer)

Jacob Toppin, the younger brother of Dayton Flyers forward Obi Toppin, committed to Rhode Island on Friday.

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Jacob, a 2019 recruit, took an official visit to UD last week and listed Dayton among his final five choices Sunday along with Rhode Island, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State and St. John’s.

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Jacob is a 6-foot-7 forward from Ossining, N.Y. He played for Woodstock Academy in Woodstock, Conn., this past season.

Dayton has two scholarships open for the 2019-20 season, and if it doesn’t fill them, it will have four open for the 2020-21 season.