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  Chad Toppert

Chad Toppert

Player Profile

Albuquerque, N.M.

High School:
Albuquerque Academy

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 215



Excellent outside shooter who went from walk-on to scoring 1,000 points and becoming one of the top 3-point shooter in MWC history • 1,067 career points, No. 23 all-time at UNM • a member of the 1,000-point club despite starting just 28 times in his 127-game career...that's the fewest starts for any player with 1,000 points • 2nd all-time at UNM and 3rd in MWC history with 266 3s • career 43.9% from behind the arc is No. 3 at UNM • top-10 in the nation in 3-pt. FG% in 2007 (46.4%) and 2008 (48%) • 798 of his 1,067 points (75%) have come from 3-pointers • also 8th all-time at UNM in FT accuracy at 80.8% (139-172) • won the 2009 Lobo Award for his work on the court, in the classroom and in the community • three-time Academic All-MWC selection • Recipient of the Gabe Nava Memorial Scholarship Endowment.

• Honorable Mention All-MWC

• Started just one game, but averaged 10.8 points, third-best on the team

• 4th in the MWC in 3-pointers per game (2.41) and 3-point pct. (40.4%)...shot 43% in conference games only

• UNM was 16-4 when he scored in double figures, including 9-0 in MWC games

• Season-low 2 points at Wyoming, but he hit the eventual game-winner w/1:22 left that was the difference in the MWC title-clinching game

• 19 points on five 3s at Colorado State

• Became the 26th Lobo to score 1,000 career points when he hit a 3-pointer with 9:21 left in the game against TCU in The Pit

• Game-high 17 points, 15 in the first half, on a season-high 6 FGs against Wyoming...matched season high with five 3s • 18 points in a rare start against Colorado State...first start since Feb. 2, 2008 at UNLV

• 15 points vs. BYU on 5-7 FGs and 5 rebounds

• Scored 15 points and hit 3 3-pointers against Air Force

• Scored 11 points - all in the 2nd half against NMSU in The Pit

• Led the team with a season-high 21 points vs. Ole Miss...hit his first 4 three-point attempts (3-3 in the first half) and finished with 5 in 6 attempts

Honorable mention All-MWC honors after finishing second on the team in scoring at 10.3 ppg • shot 48.0% (85-177) from 3-pt. range which was 2nd in the nation and led the MWC • league-high 49.4% (44-89) from 3-pt. in MWC games, the 4th highest percentage in MWC history for a conference season • all four of his 20+ games came off the bench • Academic All-MWC.

Third on the team in scoring at 9.5 ppg • shot 46.4% (85-183) from behind the arc, 9th best in the nation • second in the MWC in 3-pt. FGs and 5th in 3-pt. FG% • only player to rank in the top-5 in both categories • scored 20 points four times, including twice in the last five games • hit 6 3s in a game three times • drew 20 charges to lead the team • Academic All-MWC.

Born November 11, 1985 • son of Bob and Linda Toppert • full name is Chad Lee Toppert • both parents played basketball at UNM • has one brother, Cody, who played basketball at Cornell and for the Albuquerque Thunderbirds in the NBDL • will graduate in May 2009 with a bachelor's degree in Business