It looks like a third player may be transferring away from UGA’s basketball team.
JoJo Toppin, who just finished his freshman season with the Bulldogs, has entered the NCAA’s transfer portal, per AL.com’ Matt Zenitz.
Toppin is a 6-foot-6 forward from the Atlanta suburbs who was part of UGA basketball coach Tom Crean’s inaugural recruiting class with the Bulldogs.
Two other UGA players, Ignas Sarguinas and Teshaun Hightower, have announced intentions to transfer within the last few months.
Why are the players leaving? (1) Transfers are common in college basketball, (2) UGA’s 2019 recruiting class is consensus top 10 and arguably the best in school history, and (3) Crean partly blamed this past season’s poor performance on keeping holdovers from the previous coaching staff, although he later apologized.
There’s excitement building around UGA’s incoming class, which is led by 5-star guard Anthony “Ant Man” Edwards of Atlanta. The Bulldogs have three others blue-chip recruits ranked in the top 100, creating a “Fab Four” scenario for next season. (See “Ant Man’s highlights below)
Back to Toppin: He appeared in 18 games for UGA this past season, averaging 5.5 minutes and 1.4 points.