'17 NY PF - Obadiah Toppin (Dayton)

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'17 NY PF - Obadiah Toppin (Dayton)

Postby URIRecruitingInfo » 10 months ago

Obadiah "Obie" Toppin - PF
From: Ossining, NY
School: Mt. Zion (MD)
Travel/AAU:

Ht: 6'9"
Wt: 200

RANKINGS:
Rivals: NR



OFFERS:
Rhode Island (Visit 4/15/17)
Dayton (Visit 4/26/17)*
Fordham
Georgia
Georgia State
Illinois
Mississippi State
Quinnipiac
Siena
St. Bonaventure
UMES
Wyoming

INTEREST:
Georgetown
Purdue
Virginia Tech

*Committed 5/16/17

http://www.scout.com/player/216712-obadiah-toppin?s=444
http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/obadiah-toppin
http://247sports.com/player/obadiah-toppin-46040606
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Re: '17 NY PF - Obadiah Toppin

Postby TruePoint » 10 months ago

Obadiah!
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Re: '17 NY PF - Obadiah Toppin

Postby Bos8 » 10 months ago

Thanks. Looks like I had the spelling wrong...
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Postby sf2010 » 10 months ago

All-Name Team candidate. Strong nickname potential. Toppin Fresh is the one I like so far
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Postby Rhody74 » 10 months ago

Imagine the headline if he hits the winning bucket in overtime.
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Re: '17 NY PF - Obadiah Toppin

Postby Iggy1979 » 10 months ago

Obadiah Toppin: He is attending Mt. Zion Prep in Baltimore, Maryland. He is originally from Ossining, New York, which is in Westchester County. Toppin was a Shooting Guard and then became a Small Forward. He’s now projected as a Combo Forward. His height is said to be 6’9″ by Mt. Zion Prep on social media, but according to the latest roster released by the school, he’s 6’8″. Toppin handles the ball like a “wing” and can shoot from long range. In his last year at Ossining High School, he was a 37% three point shooter. He has offers from Maryland – Eastern Shore, Quinnipiac, Jacksonville State and Siena. Virginia Tech has expressed interest in him as well.
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Postby TruePoint » 10 months ago

Ossining, my old stomping grounds. Not exactly a hotbed of hoops talent out there, although overall Westchester produces some good players.
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Re: '17 NY PF - Obadiah Toppin

Postby rhodyblue12 » 10 months ago

There are some highlight clips from last year's season on Hudl. Looks like a solid player.
The clips say he was 6'5" then, so if he now has those same skills at 6'8", he would be a terrific get.
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Postby adam914 » 10 months ago

I hope he is still able to run the prediction contests if he comes here. Might be some conflict of interest there...
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Postby SGreenwell » 10 months ago

sf2010 wrote:All-Name Team candidate. Strong nickname potential. Toppin Fresh is the one I like so far

Agree, A+ name there.
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Postby reef » 10 months ago

I hope we land this kid just because of the name our very own Obie
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SGreenwell wrote:
sf2010 wrote:All-Name Team candidate. Strong nickname potential. Toppin Fresh is the one I like so far

Agree, A+ name there.


yup, we used to dominate the name game but have been slacking since Outerbridge...Parfait Bitee, Joe Mbang, Kahiem Seawright, Marcel Momplaisir
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Postby RhowdyRam02 » 10 months ago

Wait, what? Jarelle Reichelle and Biggie Minnis would like a word with you
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Postby Rhodymob05 » 10 months ago

Da_Process_Survivor wrote:
SGreenwell wrote:
sf2010 wrote:All-Name Team candidate. Strong nickname potential. Toppin Fresh is the one I like so far

Agree, A+ name there.


yup, we used to dominate the name game but have been slacking since Outerbridge...Parfait Bitee, Joe Mbang, Kahiem Seawright, Marcel Momplaisir


Best sign of all time read something like "We'll Mbang you so hard you won't be able to Seawright". Classic.
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Rhodymob05 wrote:
Da_Process_Survivor wrote:
SGreenwell wrote:Agree, A+ name there.


yup, we used to dominate the name game but have been slacking since Outerbridge...Parfait Bitee, Joe Mbang, Kahiem Seawright, Marcel Momplaisir


Best sign of all time read something like "We'll Mbang you so hard you won't be able to Seawright". Classic.



hahaha, yup. that and the 'Not in Our House' spray painted bed sheet that used to hang from the balcony
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Postby Iggy1979 » 10 months ago

URI saw him today
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Postby Billyboy78 » 10 months ago

If I read this correctly, we're looking at all those '18s too?

Corey Evans‏ @coreyevans_10 · 53m53 minutes ago
Rhode Island was in today for 2017 forward Obadiah Toppin along with 2018s Anthony Higgs, Noah Locke, LaQuill Hardnett & Demetrius Mims
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Postby reef » 10 months ago

Wow kid looks like a player just from that photo
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Postby Rhodyhooopz » 10 months ago

close this one. need a big
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Looks like Evans sees him as another high potential big but very raw. Sounds familiar...
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Postby Billyboy78 » 10 months ago

Sounds like we're recruiting this kid pretty hard.
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Postby rambone 78 » 10 months ago

This is the kind of big that we usually can get. Won't play much early on but will hopefully develop into a very good player.

However it would be nice if we could also get a couple who can play right away. Maybe it's not a realistic thing right now, as far as 4 year players go.
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Postby steveystuds06 » 10 months ago

Wow this kid is athletic
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Postby Iggy1979 » 10 months ago

Hurley has officially offered.
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Postby bigappleram » 10 months ago

Bone, freshman bigs that can contribute right away don't generally make their way to the A10.
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Postby reef » 10 months ago

Bring in a bunch like last year and hopefully one pans out like Cyril
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Postby giovanni » 10 months ago

With who we are mentioned with for '17 remaining scholly, this is the guy I would like to get. Let's go with Berry and the 3 bigs we got. Laysaard was a nice recruit and Tertsea is big with apparently a lot of upside. And Berry can score around the basket and continues to work hard. Toppin has athletic ability you cannot teach. If he's ready he can walk right in and play, if not he'll have some time to groom and refine some of his skills.
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Postby reckless jake » 10 months ago

We've put a lot of time and effort into recruiting Toppin recently. Because of his athleticism and upside potential the longer he's available the more in demand he's going to be. Word is his family is hoping for/waiting on a Georgetown offer.
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Postby Blue Man » 10 months ago

reckless jake wrote:We've put a lot of time and effort into recruiting Toppin recently. Because of his athleticism and upside potential the longer he's available the more in demand he's going to be. Word is his family is hoping for/waiting on a Georgetown offer.


Despite the resources, GTown has a near zero shot to make the dance next year with an unproven coach.

Closer to home and an NCAA ready time would probably be a better fit, imo, but I'm not an 18 year old basketball player.
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Postby NorthernRamFan » 10 months ago

Obi will be on campus this weekend I've been told. This kid is blowing up in national circles regarding his high ceiling. I would certainly take a commitment if he was so inclined.
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Postby reckless jake » 10 months ago

Great news!!
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Postby rodfromcranston » 10 months ago

Agree, 100%.
I'd rather have this kid and his big upside,
than some grad from a lower D-1 program.
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Postby ramster » 10 months ago

Awesome. Would be great to land this kid this weekend.
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IF he's good! He is for me!
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Postby rambone 78 » 10 months ago

If he wows the staff, sign him!
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Postby RhowdyRam02 » 10 months ago

Maybe it's not that he wanted to go to Georgetown, maybe it's that he wants to play for Dan and thought Dan would be there! 8-)
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Postby Billyboy78 » 10 months ago

So, Obie and Lane will probably be here at the same time. I know Dan has done that before a couple of times, although I can't remember who they were. Does anybody remember? Anyway, I like that idea. Two guys fighting for one scholarship. Show me what you got.
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Postby bigappleram » 10 months ago

When we brought in Berry...we also brought in another big forget his name. It was almost like a tryout for 1 spot.
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Postby Billyboy78 » 10 months ago

Wasn't Akele here with someone too? I might be wrong on that one.
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Postby rambone 78 » 10 months ago

BAR, I don't remember the kid's name that was here with Berry either, but the kid had a video that someone posted here and it was hilarious.

The kid couldn't make a simple layup, and his outside shots, well let's put it this way....I'm 65 and can shoot better than he did. Awful. I don't think he made one.
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Postby giovanni » 10 months ago

Very good news he is visiting this weekend. Hopefully they can sign him and go full steam ahead to 2018 recruits.
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Postby ace » 10 months ago

Ousmane Ba, who- alas- was nothing more than a very tall decoy. Akele was the prize that weekend. Berry also visited with them.
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Postby rambone 78 » 10 months ago

Thanks Ace. Man I forgot about Akele that weekend.

Ba was Bad, he he.....
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Postby Billyboy78 » 10 months ago

I'm still not seeing it reported anywhere that Toppin is visiting this weekend.
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Postby Dre3000 » 10 months ago

I just confirmed he'll be on campus tomorrow, Lane will be here Saturday.
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Postby rambone 78 » 10 months ago

Stealth visit.....it's happened before here.......that's my take on it.

There you go 3000......

Unofficial? Can they sign a LOI after an unofficial?

My guess is yes, since we're in the signing period.
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