Georgia guard Jojo Toppin (5) stands with his teammates between plays of a game between Georgia and Missouri at Stegeman Coliseum on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (Photo by Kristin M. Bradshaw)

Toppin transfers to Georgia State from Georgia

After leaving Georgia’s basketball program after one season, JoJo Toppin landed at Georgia State.

A forward from Norcross, Toppin will have to sit out next season for the Panthers and will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.

Coming out of high school, Toppin was ranked the No. 16 player in Georgia in the 247Sports Composite ranking, and No. 336 in the nation. As a freshman for the Bulldogs, Toppin played a total of 99 minutes in 18 games. He scored 25 points and recorded 13 rebounds. He scored six points against Kennesaw State on Nov. 27 and six against Missouri on March 6, in the Bulldogs’ next-to-last regular-season game.

Toppin is the first player to sign with GSU since Rob Lanier was hired as Georgia State’s head coach in April. 

“We look forward to welcoming JoJo to Georgia State,” Lanier said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon. “While I was at Tennessee, we recruited JoJo as someone who we thought could make a real impact for us. I still believe that same thing here at Georgia State and looking forward to having him on the court in a Panther uniform.”

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