Obadiah Richard “Obi” Toppin famously known as Obi Toppin is an American Basketball Player. With an enormous frame of 6feet 9 inches, with an unparallel explosive ability, he is a rookie at New York Knicks and was the number 8 pick at the 2020 NBA draft.
Quick Facts and Information on Obi Toppin
|Date of Birth||March 4, 1998|
|Birth Name||Obadiah Richard Toppin|
|Country||United States of America|
|Address||New York City|
|Wingspan||7 feet 4 inch|
|Hometown||Brooklyn, New York|
|Marital Status||Not Married|
|Net Worth||$1 million – $5 million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Height||6 feet 9 inches/ 2.05m|
|Weight||100 kg/ 200 lbs.|
|School/College||Heritage High School
Ossining High School
University of Dayton
Obi Toppin Career, Stats, Awards
Toppin averaged 20.6 points, 8.1 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals as a senior during his only year playing varsity at Ossining and led the team to its first conference title in 10 years. Having received no NCAA Division I offer, Toppin opted to enroll at Mt. Zion Preparatory School in Baltimore, Maryland for a postgraduate year. He averaged 17 points, eight rebounds, and four assists and also grew four inches to 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 m). As a redshirt freshman, Toppin led the Flyers with 14.4 points per game while averaging 5.6 rebounds per game and was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the Week seven times.
Toppin was also named the 44th-best collegiate basketball player going into the 2019–20 season by CBS Sports and the 24th-best prospect for the 2020 NBA draft by ESPN. He was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week for the first week of the season after scoring a career-high 29 points with 12 rebounds in the Flyers’ season-opening 86–81 win over Indiana State. In late November 2019, Toppin led Dayton to second place at the 2019 Maui Invitational Tournament, averaging 22.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.3 blocks over three games. On December 30, Toppin scored a career-high 31 points
Toppin was a consensus first-team All-American selection, won the Karl Malone Award as the nation’s top power forward, and was the consensus National Player of the Year after being named the Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year, NABC Player of the Year, Naismith College Player of the Year, and awarded the Oscar Robertson Trophy and the John R. Wooden Award.
Obi Toppin Net Worth/Salary
Obi’s network has been growing significantly since 2018. So, how much is Obi Toppin worth at the age of 22 years old? After his 2020 draft pick in the NBA, he got around a $3 million contract for each season. He will also get a stipend from 2K for his likeness in the current NBA 2K21 game. The NBA rookie has a rough estimate of $1-$5 million.
When he was a college athlete at the University of Dayton, college athletes aren’t allowed to make money off their name and Toppin is yet to receive any publicly disclosed professional sponsorship or endorsement. He is yet to get a shoe deal either.
Obi Toppin Girlfriend: Who is he dating?
The NBA rookie, Obi Toppin, might definitely be a heartthrob of many. He has looks, physique, and a career, that most girls seek in their potential boyfriend these days.
But is Obi Toppin single or already has a girlfriend? Well to answer that, it appears as if Obi is off the market for now. An Instagram post that dates back to 12th June 2020, shows Obi Toppin with his potential girlfriend.
Obi shared the picture of hugging a girl and captioned the image with two black hearts. All his fans and followers were quick to notice the picture of him and his girlfriend and commented on the post.
Other than just that one picture, Obi Toppin is still to give away other details on his girlfriend. Let’s hope, in the days to come, this NBA rookie opens about more about his dating life.
Also, other than his current relationship, Obi might have dated a few people in his life. However, he hasn’t mentioned any information regarding the matter on any social media. Toppin appears to be very secretive about his personal affairs and likes to keep them to himself.
Obi Toppin Social Media
Obi Toppin likes to flaunt his dunking abilities on even his affluent lifestyle on social media. He is very active on social media with numerous posts in a day. After being picked at the NBA draft and his successful rookie season at NBA Toppin’s followers have been skyrocketing.
He can be found on Instagram and Twitter. By the looks of it, he enjoys posting on Instagram rather than other platforms. On Instagram, he has 129k followers whereas on Twitter he has 19K followers.
Obi Toppin Age, Birthday, Personal Life
Toppin was born on March 4 1998 in Brooklyn, New York City is now 22 years of age. He grew up in the neighborhood of Bushwick before moving to Melbourne, Florida. Toppin attended Heritage High School in Palm Bay as a freshman before transferring to Melbourne Central Catholic High School the next year. Toppin, his mother, and younger brother relocated to Ossining, New York, and enrolled at Ossining High School going into his junior year.
Toppin’s father, also named Obadiah, was a well-known streetball player in Brooklyn. He played basketball collegiately at Globe Institute of Technology and professionally for the Brooklyn Kings of the United States Basketball League, the Harlem Strong Dogs of the American Basketball Association, and in the Dominican Republic. His brother, Jacob, plays college basketball for Kentucky after transferring from Rhode Island.
Toppin is a Christian and has a cross tattoo on his right shoulder as a sign of his faith. Toppin is an explosive finisher at the rim. With his 6’9 frame and wicked athleticism, Toppin can compete with the burliest of centers if needed. His game isn’t as crafty as most NBA players, but he has a very solid foundation.