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Top NBA Draft Sleepers

What prospects are not getting the attention they deserve as the NBA Draft approaches? It is officially June; let the countdown to the NBA Draft begin. On the 25th of this month, 60 of the top young players in the country will join the NBA – albeit at a variety of different levels – while many others will look to sign on to summer league squads to make a roster as an undrafted...
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Mock drafting Philly's second-round options

The Philadelphia 76ers have six draft picks in the 2015 NBA draft, and five of them are in the second round. There's a good chance they don't keep them all, but this mock draft from CSN Philly's Matt Haughton takes a closer look at the numerous options Philadelphia has leading up to draft night.And North Carolina's J.P. Tokoto could be one of the many players on their radar:"The...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 76ers Mock Draft

The Sixers have a total of six picks in the draft this upcoming June. Even though the draft is more than a month away, we all have a pretty good sense at who Philly wants with the 3rd overall pick. The Sixers have five second round picks and not even Sam Hinkie knows what to do with them. I’m going to give you who I think the 76ers should take if they keep all six picks.   3rd...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
13 days ago  |  Discuss

J.P Tokoto Excels At NBA Combine

Junior forward J.P. Tokoto was one of the NBA Combine’s top performers this year. The 6’6 North Carolina Tar Heel displayed an improved jump shot and also exhibited better 3-point shooting. On Thursday, Tokoto went 6-6 with 5 rebounds and 2 assists. When Tokoto declared for the NBA draft, many were doubtful if Tokoto would be drafted. However, his chances are much higher now...
Via TopSportsReport
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Combine Recap Day One

The NBA Combine is not going to significantly increase or decrease a prospects draft stock but it is part of the process and the interviews with team personnel can be very important in this day in age. The workouts began Thursday in Chicago with the addition of the 5-on-5 scrimmage for the first time since 2008. There were multiple players who stood out, not just to the viewers but...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharpshooter Kenny Williams connects with North Carolina

As a team arguably poised to be a contender for a pre-season No. 1 next year, the North Carolina Tar Heels have a talented roster set to return to Chapel Hill. Still, the departure of J.P. Tokoto to the professional ranks left a gap on the roster, and North Carolina wanted to add an additional player ...
Via Hoopniks
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Does This Brandon Ingram Tweet Mean Good Things For UNC?

North Carolina junior guard J.P. Tokoto made a somewhat shocking decision on Wednesday night to enter his name into the 2015 NBA Draft.  Five-star recruit Brandon Ingram apparently was paying attention to Tokoto’s decision. Here’s what the 2015 prospect, and a potential replacement for Tokoto in the Tar Heels’ starting lineup, tweeted out: Wow. Didn't expect that — […...
Via Diehardsport
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina's Tokoto leaving early for NBA draft

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina says forward J.P. Tokoto will forgo his final season of eligibility to enter the NBA draft. Coach Roy Williams said in a statement Thursday that Tokoto's decision comes with his blessing after ''multiple meetings since the end of the season.'' The 21-year-old Tokoto averaged 6.7 points and 4.4 rebounds during his three-year career with the Tar...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament In Review, Part II: Players Who Impressed and Disappointed

Sadly, the NCAA Tournament is over. Gone. Gone Baby Gone like that girl Morgan Freeman scooped up in that movie. That does not mean there’s no time left to discuss the fallout of the Big Dance. Not just who won it all, either. Rather, multiple aspects and angles which would go unnoticed or left untouched if not discussed on a platform like this. You can find Part I of our NCAA...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament In Review, Part II: Players Who Impressed and Disappointed

Sadly, the NCAA Tournament is over. Gone. Gone Baby Gone like that girl Morgan Freeman scooped up in that movie. That does not mean there’s no time left to discuss the fallout of the Big Dance. Not just who won it all, either. Rather, multiple aspects and angles which would go unnoticed or left untouched if not discussed on a platform like this. You can find Part I of our NCAA...
Via Bloguin Best
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

UNC’s J.P. Tokoto Declares For The NBA Draft

North Carolina junior guard J.P. Tokoto has hired an agent and will enter the 2015 NBA draft, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. Tokoto, one of the most athletic players in the country, averaged 8.3 ppg last season for the Tar Heels. He’s projected as a 2nd rounder. Justin Jackson and Brice Johnson have already announced their […] The post UNC’s J.P. Tokoto Declares For...
Via Diehardsport
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: UNC junior J.P. Tokoto to enter NBA draft

North Carolina junior forward J.P. Tokoto will be leaving school early and declaring for the 2015 NBA Draft, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports.  The 6-foot-5, 200-pound forward averaged 8.3 points and 5.6 rebounds a game this past season.  Tokoto is projected by some to be an early second-round pick.  North Carolina junior J.P. Tokoto will enter the 2015 NBA Draft, he...
Via College Spun
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Williams Says He Expects All Of His Underclassmen To Return To UNC Next Season

North Carolina’s men’s basketball program has a couple of players – junior forward Brice Johnson, junior forward J.P. Tokoto and junior guard Marcus Paige – who could, potentially, leave school early for the NBA.  Roy Williams doesn’t expect that to happen, though.  On his radio show Monday night, the Tar Heels’ coach says he expects all of his underclassmen to be in...
Via College Spun
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Badgers Basketball Preview: Sweet 16 vs. North Carolina edition

The Matchup: #1 Wisconsin (33-3) vs. #5 North Carolina (26-9)When: Thursday, March 26; 6:45pm CTWhere: Staples Center (19,079) – Los Angeles, Calif.TV: TBSRadio: Badgers Sports NetworkLast Meeting: UNC won, 60-57 (11/30/11) in Chapel Hill, N.C.All-Time Series: UNC leads, 2-0 North Carolina G Marcus Paige – Jr. (14.1 ppg, 4.5 apg) G/F J.P. Tokoto – Jr. (8.4 ppg, 4.3 apg...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina trying to get a grip against Arkansas

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) North Carolina coach Roy Williams looked at his team during a late-game huddle Thursday against Harvard and saw panic. The fourth-seeded Tar Heels had squandered two double-digit leads - including a 16-point advantage in the second half - turned the ball over 17 times and gave up 29 points off those miscues. There was reason to be alarmed. Now, with No. 5...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Brice Johnson Threw Down A Rather Forceful 2-Handed Dunk vs. Louisville

North Carolina has perhaps the most athletic team in the ACC, and this week, it’s been on full display. Wednesday, Tar Heels forward J.P Tokoto skied halfway up the backboard to block a Boston College shot by Dimitri Batten. Thursday, it was fellow forward Brice Johnson’s turn. With Louisville leading 37-35 early in the second half, Johnson took the ball coast to coast and finished...
Via College Spun
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

UNC’s J.P. Tokoto Shows Athleticism With Ridiculous Block vs. BC

North Carolina junior forward J.P. Tokoto is regarded as one of the best pure athletes in college basketball. Wednesday, he reminded us all of that fact in emphatic fashion. Tokoto, with his team leading 60-49 down the stretch, climbed the ladder to turn back a layup attempt by Boston College guard Dimitri Batten. Tokoto practically blocked the ball halfway up the backboard. The...
Via College Spun
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina-Georgia Tech Preview

Despite its recent struggles, North Carolina is still in the running for a double-bye in the ACC tournament. The 19th-ranked Tar Heels try to inch closer to the league's fourth spot Tuesday night as they go for a sixth consecutive win over Georgia Tech, which is set to close what's been a disappointing regular season. North Carolina (20-9, 10-6) sits in fifth place in the conference...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami falters in second half, falls at home to No. 15 North Carolina

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Brice Johnson had five dunks and 22 points to help No. 15 North Carolina end a streak of four consecutive losses against Miami with a 73-64 victory Saturday. Miami Hurricanes The 6-foot-9 Johnson repeatedly outmaneuvered the Hurricanes inside and shot 11 for 15. He also had 11 rebounds. North Carolina (20-9, 10-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) reached 20 victories...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia Tech-North Carolina Preview

(AP) - Little has gone right for No. 15 North Carolina of late. The Tar Heels have lost four of five after sitting near the ACC lead in late January. They've twice blown double-digit leads when on the verge of winning on the road against highly ranked opponents - including their fiercest rival. They haven't consistently defended well and are having trouble getting star guard Marcus...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 15 Tar Heels try to regroup after 4th loss in 5 games

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Little has gone right for No. 15 North Carolina of late. The Tar Heels have lost four of five after sitting near the Atlantic Coast Conference lead in late January. They've twice blown double-digit leads when on the verge of winning on the road against highly ranked opponents - including their fiercest rival. They haven't consistently defended well and are having...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: North Carolina's J.P. Tokoto Throws Down the Monster, Angry Jam Against Duke

Whenever North Carolina and Duke meet you can count on one thing happening--fans are going to be treated to a tremendous game chock full of tremendous plays. Such was the case Wednesday night when the titans of college basketball met in Durham.Win or lose this jam by North Carolina's J.P. Tokoto will definitely make the highlight reel when SportsCenter talks about this game. Read more »
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Getting To Know The Tarheels

The University of North Carolina has been coached by Roy Williams for 11 seasons. The TarHeels play their home games at The Dean Smith center in Chapel Hill, NC. UNC finished tied for third in the ACC last season. The Tar Heels return 3 starters from last season. The Louisville Cardinals are 2-0 against UNC at home. Here is some information on some of the players that will suit...
Via The Cardinal Connect
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: North Carolina F J.P. Tokoto Brought A Giant Teddy Bear Named “Gerry” To His Press Conference This Afternoon

Press conferences can be boring, especially when they occur before or after a practice. Sometimes, there’s just not much to talk about.  J.P. Tokoto decided to spice up his session with the media Friday afternoon. The North Carolina forward brought a giant teddy bear to his press conference in Chapel Hill.  We’re not really sure why he brought it, but it made for some pretty...
Via College Spun
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Tokoto stars as No. 19 North Carolina gets past William & Mary

  J.P. Tokoto matched a season high with 19 points and added 10 rebounds, and No. 19 North Carolina beat William & Mary 86-64 on Tuesday night. Marcus Paige scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half and Nate Britt had 11 with two key 3-pointers down the stretch for the Tar Heels (10-3). They never trailed and led by 25 but overcame a late rally by the Tribe (6-5) and a technical...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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