UNC Offers Tokoto

North Carolina didn't wait long to extend J.P. Tokoto a scholarship offer.

The NABC recommendation requests that coaches wait until June 15 following a prospect's sophomore year.

Roy Williams made the offer to the 6-6, 190-pound wing from Menomonee Falls (Wisc.) High shortly after midnight.

"Coach Williams was the first one to call me," said Tokoto, who spoke with UNC's head coach for over an hour. "That was one of his personal goals, to be the first coach to call me on the very first day that coaches could contact me.

"I'm very excited. It's a historic school and a well known school. To get an offer from them is an accomplishment. "

Trevor Trimble, Tokoto's father, added: "He's his first 2012 offer. It's a humbling accomplishment for him. He's the first one to be offered in his class. It's a humbling experience."

Tokoto is already familiar with the UNC program, as he's visited there on three different occasions.

"I love the program," Tokoto said. "Just the way coach runs things. When we met with him he was great. The first time I met with him I felt like he was a great guy and easy to talk to and vibe with."

"I love the way they play," he added. "They get up and down and the ACC is one of the toughest conferences. It all just sounds great."

Roy Williams has taken over Tokoto's recruitment and the talented wing enjoys their conversations.

"Every time he calls he doesn't just talk about basketball," he said. "He talks about life and how school's going. He always asks about my family and stuff. He's just real personable and that's what I like."

To go with his offer from North Carolina, Tokoto also has scholarship offers from Wisconsin, Marquette, Minnesota, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Duke.

Despite the long list of offers, Tokoto doesn't think he'll make a decision in the near future.

"Me and my mom and my dad have talked already about it," Tokoto said. "We want to sit down and have a list by next summer. We don't' have to make a decision, but we want to make a list. I'm going to take it slow."

The 6-foot-6, 190-pound wing runs with the Wisconsin Playground Warriors on the AAU circuit. This past weekend he put together a solid weekend at the Nike Hoop Jamboree.

"I think I did well," he said. "I had a lot of people tell me they really liked my game and I did well. I played hard and that put a smile on my face knowing that people noticed me."

A high-flying wing prospect, Tokoto averaged just over 12 points a game during his freshman season. He raised his point average to 18.6 during his sophomore campaign, while leading the Indians to a 21-4 record.

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