FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 31, 2022
TOPPIN NAMED MVP OF UK/UofL GAME BY BLUEGRASS SPORTS COMMISSION
LEXINGTON – The Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) have named Kentucky Senior Jacob Toppin the Most Valuable Player of today’s men’s basketball game between the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky at Rupp Arena.
Toppin set a career high and tied for the lead in scoring with 24 points. The Brooklyn, NY native also added seven rebounds and two assists in the 86-63 Wildcat win.
Kentucky improves to 9-4 on the year, while Louisville falls to 2-12.
Toppin’s achievement adds him to the list of previous award winners in Josh Harrellson (UK-2010), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (UK-2011), Russ Smith (UofL-2012), James Young (UK-2013), Tyler Ulis (UK-2014/2015), Quentin Snider (UofL-2016), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (UK-2017), Tyler Herro (2018), Tyrese Maxey (2019), and Carlik Jones and David Johnson (UofL-2020).
This award winner, which is presented annually, was selected by a committee of the BSC Board of Directors.
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