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  • Dayton lands USC transfer Elijah Weaver

    Dayton Daily News "The Dayton Flyers picked up their first new recruit since the end of their historic 29-2 season as University of Southern California transfer Elijah Weaver, a 6-foot-6 guard, announced his commitment Monday on Instagram. “After talking with my family and everybody, coaches, my..." May 26

  • Prodigy players bypassing college basketball for NBA G League no big deal

    CBS Sports "Daishen Nix's recent decision to play for the NBA's G League rather than join UCLA and play college basketball next season has been called a possible "sea-change moment" for the sport -- and not in a good way. That after fellow five-star prospect Jalen Green also..." May 08

  • Kentucky basketball lands Jacob Toppin, brother of Obi Toppin, as transfer from Rhode Island

    CBS Sports "After his brother Obi won the Naismith Award and a litany of other National Player of the Year honors, Jacob Toppin will get his turn in college basketball's spotlight. Toppin, who played for the Rhode Island as a freshman last season, announced Thursday that he is..." April 16

  • Dayton's Obi Toppin wins 2020 Wooden Award

    The Score "Dayton forward Obi Toppin was named the 2020 Wooden Award winner on Tuesday. Toppin is the first player in the history of Dayton's program to earn the honor, which is given annually to college basketball's most outstanding player from the past..." April 08

  • Dayton wins first title as SportsLine simulates entire Big Dance

    CBS Sports "We won't have a winner of the 2020 NCAA Tournament after it was canceled due to the threat of spreading the deadly coronavirus. But after such a wild and thrilling season, we still want to know who would win the Big Dance, don't we?  Of course we do, and even though..." April 06

  • Dayton's Obi Toppin earns 2020 Citizen Naismith Trophy for being named the men's player of the year

    CBS Sports "For Dayton and its fans, here is the silver lining on a season cut short: The Flyers were set to get their first No. 1 seed in school history, they were coached by the Naismith National Coach of the Year and they boasted the best player in the sport. That third part became official on Friday,..." April 03

  • Naismith Coach of The Year Award winners to be announced Thursday on CBS Sports HQ

    CBS Sports "The finalists for the 2020 Naismith Men's and Women's Coach of The Year Awards will soon learn who will win the prestigious awards given annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. The winners will be announced live Thursday at noon ET on CBS Sports HQ. Each of the..." April 01

  • Dayton star Obi Toppin and coach Anthony Grant take home AP Player, Coach of the Year awards

    CBS Sports "The recognition just keeps pouring in for Dayton following a historic 29-2 season in which the Flyers finished No. 3 in the AP Top 25 poll and emerged as national champions from a Sportsline simulation of the now-canceled 2020 NCAA Tournament. On Tuesday, the Associated..." March 25

  • The Unanswered: Was this Dayton's year?

    The Score "One year ago this week, Dayton's season ended in Boulder, Colorado, in the first round of the NIT. The Flyers had a solid, if unremarkable, 2018-19 campaign, winning 21 games and finishing third in the Atlantic 10 Conference. In October, when the preseason A-10 poll came out, they were..." March 19

  • NCAA unlikely to grant extra eligibility year to winter athletes

    The Score "The NCAA is unlikely to grant another year of eligibility to student-athletes who participate in winter sports and had their seasons and tournaments cut short due to the coronavirus outbreak, reports Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Spring student-athletes are still in line to..." March 18

  • Dayton’s Obi Toppin expected to declare for 2020 draft

    Clutch Points "With the NCAA season already officially over due to the coronavirus pandemic, the youngsters looking to take the next step to the NBA have effectively played their last game in college. This abrupt end to the season has had a significant effect on a number of hopefuls, with some not..." March 15