Jacob Toppin, Kentucky forward, announces update to NBA Draft plans
Jacob Toppin, an athletic member of Kentucky’s front court, has updated his plans for the NBA Draft and next season at Kentucky.
Toppin, who dealt with injuries at the start of last season, averaged 6.2 points and 3.2 rebounds while he shot 55 percent from the field in 2021-2022, and will return to Lexington next season. But Toppin may be most remembered last season for his 360 dunk against Auburn.
“I’m coming back with big goals in mind. It’s time for NINE,” he shared on social media.
In a video to Big Blue Nation, Toppin said, “I miss you guys, let’s run it back for 1 more year.”
It appears that Toppin made good use of the NBA process to receive feedback from the NBA draft scouts and team executives and what he needs to do for the 2022-23 season.
The Brooklyn, N.Y. native by way of Rhode Island scored in double figures in 7 games, and had career highs in scoring, blocks, assists, field-goal percentage and 3-point field-goal percentage. He averaged 7.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game over his final seven games of the regular season. Toppin also tallied 9 points with 3 dunks and 3 points from the foul line against Saint Peter’s in the NCAA Tournament.
— Jacob T (@Jtoppin0) May 31, 2022
JACOB TOPPIN 360 pic.twitter.com/f2BvKojrDE
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