Obi Toppin completes sweep of major national player of the year awards

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Dayton Flyers: Highlights of 2019-20 season

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Dayton Flyers forward Obi Toppin won the John R. Wooden Award on Tuesday, claiming the last national player of the year award of the season.

» KEEPING TRACK: A guide to Toppin’s many awards

Toppin, a 6-foot-9 redshirt sophomore forward who’s heading to the NBA after two seasons on the court at Dayton, swept all the major awards, winning the Naismith Trophy and awards from the Associated Press and National Association of Basketball Coaches.

Earlier Tuesday, Toppin won the Karl Malone Award, which is given to the nation's top power forward.

Toppin is the first Dayton player to win the Wooden and the first Atlantic 10 Conference player since Jameer Nelson in 2004.

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