Las Vegas: 2018 Atlanta SF Joseph Toppins has four offers

LAS VEGAS: Joseph Toppins showed why he already holds four offers on Thursday. Here's an intro to his game and recruitment.

One of the breakout performers of the first couple days in Las Vegas has come from Norcross (Ga.) Meadowcreek in Joseph Toppins.

The 6-foot-5, 175-pound wing has long arms, is athletic, can get to the basket with his handle and also has good vision.

“I’m a slasher who can go to the rack and get buckets around the rim,” Toppins said. “I rebound and can hit midrange jumpers. I need to work on moving my range outside to the three-point line.”

Toppins listed offers from Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi State and Tulane, before quickly breaking down what he knows about each of them.

Tennessee: “I like the weather there. The atmosphere there is cool; I like their program. Coach (Rick) Barnes is a cool guy.”

Georgia: “I live in Georgia and I like the Atlanta weather. I’m learning about their program still.”

Mississippi State: “I need to visit there. They offered me recently so I’m learning about the state and the campus.”

Tulane: “They came to my school and have offered me but I need to take a trip there.”

Location will play a big role in Toppins’ decision.

“I want something close to home,” he said. “Probably in Georgia, Tennessee or Florida. I want to stay close to my mom.”

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