Jacob Toppin

Created on 11/5/22.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 205
College: Kentucky
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 5/8/2000

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Decent low post scorer
Decent mid-range shooter
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker for his size
Decent rebounder
Adequate defender
Very good athlete
Very good motor

Cons:

Needs to improve his outside shot
Must extend his shooting range
Struggles to consistently create his own shot
Can be too passive on offense
Low volume offensive player
Not an elite rebounder
Can be undisciplined defensively

Summary:

Jacob Toppin is the younger brother of New York Knicks’ forward and former 2020 lottery pick, Obi Toppin. Jacob Toppin is a very athletic, high-motor combo forward that can make highlight reel-worthy plays on both ends of the floor, but he will need to be more assertive on offense, and he will need to improve his jump shot. Currently, he is a second round prospect for the 2023 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
UK Athletics’ Page

Games Scouted:
12/26/20 Kentucky vs. Louisville
11/9/21 Kentucky vs. Duke
1/22/22 Kentucky vs. Auburn
1/29/22 Kentucky vs. Kansas

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