- Jacob Toppin
- Hometown (Last School)
- Brooklyn, NY (Woodstock Academy)
- 2020-21, 2021-22
- May 8, 2000
Sophomore: Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll member … Appeared in 24 of 25 games with two starts … Originally slated to redshirt in 2020-21, became a key player off the bench for the Wildcats, impacting the game in key spurts in the scoring column and on the boards … Averaged 5.1 points and 3.7 rebounds on the season … Four games in double-figure scoring … Made a greater impact as the season progressed, averaging 7.7 points and 4.4 rebounds in 23.0 minutes over the final seven regular-season games … Came up with a career-high three steals in addition to five boards at Ole Miss … Scored 11 points in 21 minutes in the home loss to Florida … Recorded a career-high 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting in 23 minutes at Vanderbilt … Totaled five points and a season-high seven rebounds in the home victory vs. Auburn … Solid game vs. Arkansas with nine points and six rebounds … Provided a spark in the loss at Auburn with 10 points and six rebounds … Six rebounds to go along with five points in the home loss to Alabama … Posted six points and six boards in the home win vs. Vanderbilt … Went for 10 points and six rebounds in the narrow loss at rival Louisville … Posted six points and three rebounds vs. No. 7/5 Kansas.
2019-20 (at Rhode Island)
Freshman: Appeared in all 30 games, making three starts … Immediate contributor for a Rhode Island team that went 21-9 on the season and finished 13-5 in the Atlantic 10 … Averaged 5.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game … Scored in double figures five times … Showed an ability to stretch the floor with 13 3-pointers … Started and scored nine points, grabbed six rebounds, had three assists and hit the game-winning free throws with 6.6 seconds left in a 76-75 win at Fordham … Scored five points and grabbed two rebounds at Davidson … Had 12 points, two rebounds and one block against Saint Joseph’s … Recorded four points and three rebounds at Dayton … Posted six points and four rebounds at George Washington … Scored seven points and with four rebounds at St. Bonaventure … Made his first career start and posted nine points and four rebounds against Davidson … Scored a career-high 12 points with eight rebounds against Richmond … Recorded five points and five rebounds vs. Western Kentucky … Scored five points and grabbed five rebounds against Providence … Had five points and six rebounds at West Virginia … Scored four points and grabbed three rebounds against Manhattan … Posted 10 points and three rebounds vs. LSU … Scored 11 points and was 3 of 4 from 3-point range against Alabama … Hauled in six rebounds at Maryland … Scored 11 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked a shot in his debut vs. LIU Brooklyn.
Averaged 15.6 points and 8.8 rebounds per game for Woodstock Academy his senior season … Unranked prospect who received his first offer six months before signing a national letter of intent … Was an All-Section honoree … Also played football and volleyball … Honor-roll student.
Born May 8 in Brooklyn, New York … Parents are Roni and Obadiah Toppin … Has a brother, Obi, who was the consensus National Player of the Year in 2020 for Dayton … Major is undeclared/exploratory studies in agriculture … Chose Kentucky over Oregon and Iowa State … Lists his mother as his greatest influence … Most memorable moment as a basketball player is playing against his brother during his freshman season of college at Rhode Island … Chose No. 0 because it’s always been his number … Favorite food is Italian … Pregame supersition is eating candy … Off the court hobbies include playing video games … Can play the piano.