Rhode Island’s Jacob Toppin announces transfer to Kentucky

LEXINGTON, KY (WTVQ) – While the Basketball Cats are losing players who were on the team last year, they continue to add players to next year’s roster.

University of Rhode Island guard Jacob Toppin announced on Thursday he is transferring to Kentucky.

Last season with URI, Toppin appeared in 30 games and started in three of those.

In those games, he averaged 5.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.

Unless the NCAA passes a rule allowing transfers to play immediately, Toppin will have to sit out a year.

Toppin is the younger brother of former Dayton stat Obi Toppin.

Obi won the Naismith Player of the Year Award this past season.

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