NEW YORK (WCMH) — The New York Knicks drafted Dayton’s Obi Toppin with the 8th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Toppin, a Brooklyn native, is the first Dayton Flyer drafted in the first round since Jim Paxson Jr. was selected 12th overall by the Portland Trailblazers in 1979. Jim Paxson Sr. was the 11th overall pick in 1954.
Dayton’s highest-drafted player was Johnny Horan, who was the No. 6 pick in 1955.
Toppin is the just the second Flyer drafted since 1990. Kostas Antetokuonmpo was selected 60th overall by Dallas in 2018.
Dayton has now had 41 players drafted since 1952.