Tokoto Shows Improvement

Following his contest on Saturday at the Brandon Jennings Invitational, J.P. Tokoto updated on his recruitment.

After spending July on the travel team circuit with the Wisconsin Playground Warriors, J.P. Tokoto and his father – Trevor Trimble – hit the gym.

The two spent time working on Tokoto's jump shot and ball handling. After watching the 6-foot-6 wing prospect over the weekend it was clear the hard work in the gym paid off.

"I'm trying to extend my range," Tokoto told "That's definitely what I'm working on and ball handling. Those are the two things that I've been working on."

Up against a tough Brooklyn (N.Y.) Lincoln squad, Tokoto, who was forced to sit out the first quarter, played an aggressive brand of basketball. In just three quarter he scored 23 points, including five mid-range jumpers and a spot-up three-pointer.

Tokoto, who is currently ranked No. 42 in the 2012 class, said he's more confident taking those shots than he was a half a year ago.

"It's a comfort thing," the four-star prospect admitted. "I'm getting used to. I think I've done a good job with handling the hype and not really listening to it. I'm just going out and playing."

But the talented junior was also quick to point out that at this point it's not about his individual goals or his individual improvements. He's focused on making a run with his team.

"My focus is just winning and getting to state," Tokoto said. "I have team goals. I do some individual stuff by my self and during the off season that's when I'll really get to do some stuff."

While Tokoto tries to make that run a number of college coaches will follow his every move. In fact, this past weekend North Carolina coach Roy Williams was the guy taking in his game.

"Coach Roy [Williams] was out here [Saturday]," Tokoto said. "Besides coach Bo [Ryan] from Wisconsin I've talked to coach Roy more than anybody, which has been awesome. I love coach. He's a great dude. We have a great relationship."

Tokoto and his family will take an unofficial visit to North Carolina, as well as Duke in mid-February. He also mentioned that he wants to visit a handful of other schools.

"We are talking about going to UCLA," he said. "Go to Duke, UNC, Wisconsin, Marquette and we've talked about Stanford and Kentucky."

While he doesn't appear to be in a rush to make his college choice, Tokoto said it could come as early as the spring.

"We've talked," he responded when asked about a possible decision. "Most likely before the summer. That's what it's looking like right now, but it could change."

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