Nov 20, 2018
Welcome to Episode 168 of the No Quit Living Podcast.
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Cody Toppert (born January 10, 1983) is a former American professional basketball player and assistant coach for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association. At 6'4" (194 cm), he was a left-handed guard who was a strong outside shooter and quick enough to drive past defenders and finish in the lane.
Toppert was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and attended the Albuquerque Academy (1998–2001), where he was a two-time USA Today All-American. He was named New Mexico's 2001 Player of the Year, while earning first team all-city, district, and state honors, while twice being named the District Most Valuable Player. During his varsity career, Toppert was invited to play in the Adidas ABCD Camp and was named the top shooting guard at the Five-Star Basketball Camp. Toppert's father, Bob, mother, Linda, and brother, Chad, all played basketball for the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
Toppert went on to star at Cornell University (2001–2005) where he was a four-year starter under coach Steve Donahue. Toppert was instrumental in laying the foundation for a program that had won just five games the year before he arrived to their eventual berth in the 2008 NCAA Tournament. He finished his college career as 9th all-time at Cornell in career scoring with 1,232 points, second in career three pointers made (237) behind Ryan Wittman, and second in all-time games played (108). Toppert is sixth in Ivy League history in total three-point field goals made.