Dayton forward Obi Toppin has officially added the 2020 John R. Wooden Award to his trophy case, a week after winning the Associated Press and Naismith national player of the year awards.
The clean sweep comes on the heels of the greatest regular season in Flyers history, as Toppin averaged 20 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game, while leading Dayton to a 29-2 mark.
Toppin's run of postseason awards shines additional light on a terrible ending to what was expected to be a magical season for head coach Anthony Grant and UD. Dayton was a virtual lock to be a No. 1 seed in last month's NCAA Tournament before the coronavirus pandemic brought the sports world to a screeching halt.
"I definitely feel like our team could've made it to the national championship game, just because of what we were so able to do this season and the amount of skills we had on the team," Toppin said in an interview on SportsCenter. "Everybody bought in to what the coaches were asking, and we were dominating every single game this year."
Dayton became the first team to win the Atlantic 10 without losing a game since George Washington ran the table in 2006.
Toppin is a projected Top 10 pick in this summer's NBA Draft.