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Toppin is the younger brother of 2020 National Player of the Year Obi Toppin. The younger Toppin appeared in all 30 games and made three starts as a freshman for Rhode Island last season.
He averaged 5.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game and scored career-high 12 points with eight rebounds against Richmond on Jan. 12.
Since he is not a graduate, Toppin will have to sit out next season unless the NCAA passes the speculated one-time transfer rule or he is able to obtain a waiver. Regardless, Toppin will give UK a tall forward who can also hit shots from long range when he is able to take the court for the Wildcats.