J.P. TOKOTO NEWS

Freshmen bring toughness to Tar Heels

North Carolina Tar Heels junior J.P. Tokoto, whose effortless athleticism in the open court has often drawn comparisons to Vince Carter, eyed freshman Joel Berry, the only defender separating him from the rim on a fast break. It was just a meaningless basket in a long line of summer pickup games, but Tokoto has been known to embarrass defenders, thanks to his hang time. Berry was...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

JP Tokoto's Offensive Game Needs to Soar Beyond Dunking

Periodically a basketball player will come along who defies gravity and out of no where merely dunks on everyone bringing the crowd both home and away to their feet to show respect for the athleticism they just witnessed.  JP Tokoto falls into this category which often overshadowed the growth we saw from his freshman to sophomore year. Prior to last season we said JP Tokoto needed...
Via SCACC Hoops
14 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN's Overly Complicated Look at UNC's Lineup Next Season

ESPN has been doing a series on "position battles" for next season at various schools. So far they have covered point guards, shooting guards, small forwards and power forwards. For every one of these positions, UNC has somehow been included as though there is some grand level of uncertainty to the Tar Heel lineup for next season.While there are questions, characterizing...
Via SCACC Hoops
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

JP Tokoto’s Spin and Two Handed Dunk Vs. Providence

J.P Tokoto is by far the best dunker in college basketball. His skills were once again on display in the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament against Providence. Off a steal, he did a crazy spin move, then threw down a two handed slam. Check it out below. The Tar Heels beat the Friars. Follow me on twitter @ScottBasketball  http://twitter.com/#!/ScottBasketballAlso like the Roundballchat...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking Ahead To The 2014-15 Tar Heels

The Tar Heels will suit up to battle the Iowa State Cyclones in the third round of the NCAA Tournament tomorrow.  UNC will try to get back to the Sweet 16 ... but it also could be the final game of this season.  Say what you want about this season and how it has gone down, but aside from this tournament, it is in the past. So let's look ahead.  What will the 2014-15 Tar Heels...
Via Sportz Assassin
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

JP Tokoto Pulls Off Beautiful Spin Move and Dunk All in One Move

Things are looking great for UNC; the Tar Heels squeaked out a win against a talented Providence team tonight and now face an Iowa State squad in the third round that is without it’s best ball-distributor, Georges Niang. UNC forward JP Tokoto also pulled off this amazing spin move and then dunked without dribbling in transition on Friday night, making the Friar defender look useless...
Via Diehardsport
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: North Carolina's J.P. Tokoto Finishes Off the Sickest Spin Move With a Dunk

The Tar Heels were pushed to the limit against the Providence Friars in their Tournament opener Friday, and needed a little bit of luck (Bryce Cotton fumbling a long rebound) and a pair of free throws to secure the win, 79-77.Along the way fans were treated to some tremendous play from several players, but the play of the game (and possibly the tournament so far) has to go to UNC...
Via FatManWriting
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

What are the Tar Heels made of?

It has been one of the more intriguing seasons in recent memory for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Riddled with off-the-court controversy and suspensions to start the season, no one really knew what to think about the Heels preseason rank of 12th overall in the AP poll. Nine games into the season, the NCAA finally made a decision on what to do with the Heels’ two suspended...
Via isportsweb.com
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

2013-14 All-ACC Defensive Team Announced

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The conference’s two leading shot-blockers are among the five players voted to the 2013-14 All-ACC Defensive Team announced by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) on Monday. Clemson junior K.J. McDaniels, who leads the ACC with 83 blocked shots in 30 games was named on 66 ballots, while Georgia Tech senior Daniel Miller, who has blocked...
Via SCACC Hoops
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

March 3 Rundown

Welcome to the Rundown on the last Monday of the regular season. There aren't a ton of games on the docket tonight but there are a couple of big ones. Plus, conference tournament play gets under way with the first game of the Patriot League tournament, which Steve Fetch previewed earlier. 7 PM Notre Dame at (14) North Carolina - ESPN The Tar Heels haven't...
Via Run the Floor
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

March 3 Rundown

Welcome to the Rundown on the last Monday of the regular season. There aren't a ton of games on the docket tonight but there are a couple of big ones. Plus, conference tournament play gets under way with the first game of the Patriot League tournament, which Steve Fetch previewed earlier. 7 PM Notre Dame at (14) North Carolina - ESPN The Tar Heels haven't been quite...
Via Bloguin Best
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

J.P. Tokoto has another highlight Dunk

North Carolina’s J.P. Tokoto is the best dunker in college basketball. He has had a ton of highlight dunks this season. Tokoto had another highlight dunk this weekend against Virginia Tech. Off a Marcus Paige pass on the fast break Tokoto had a clear path to the basket but for Will Johnston. Johnston just got out of the way as Tokoto threw down a monstrous one handed dunk. Check...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: UNC's J.P. Tokoto with a tomahawk jam against Va Tech

Anyone that has watched North Carolina play this year knows that if given the opportunity J.P. Tokoto is going to get airborne and throw down with a tomahawk slam on some poor defender. Apparently Virginia Tech guard Will Johnston hasn't seen the Tar Heels play too much this season.Poor kid. Loading...
Via FatManWriting
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Desmond Hubert Elevates For Put-Back Slam

While Duke may have the seven-point halftime lead against North Carolina on the road, it was a Tar Heel who provided the best highlight reel play of the first session. Junior forward Desmond Hubert elevated for an impressive put-back slam dunk off of a missed J.P. Tokoto jumper early in the contest. As you can imagine, the UNC faithful were pleased. The second half is just underway...
Via College Spun
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina’s J.P. Tokoto throws down monster slam

The NBA dunk contest really wasn’t that great this year. Maybe the best dunk of the night came when North Carolina J.P. Tokoto threw down a monster one handed jam on the fast break. Check it out below. Follow me on twitter @ScottBasketball  http://twitter.com/#!/ScottBasketballAlso like the Roundballchat site on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/roundballchatcom/191263564258333
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC Guard J.P. Tokoto Throws Down Nasty Tomahawk Dunk vs. Pitt (Video)

The Tar Heels are rolling now, and J.P. Tokoto can jump out the building. Tokoto threw down this filthy tomahawk dunk against the Pitt Panthers to help Carolina continue their win streak.
Via Thacover2
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC’s J.P. Tokoto Throws Down Nasty Tomahawk Dunk vs. Pitt (Video)

The Tar Heels are rolling now, and J.P. Tokoto can jump out the building. Tokoto threw down this filthy tomahawk dunk against the Pitt Panthers to help Carolina continue their win streak.    
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: J.P. Tokoto Threw Down A Filthy Tomahawk Dunk vs. Pitt

North Carolina, which is quietly building a decent NCAA tournament resume after a lackluster start to the season, is giving No. 25 Pittsburgh fits at home Saturday afternoon. While junior James Michael McAdoo has been doing most of the offensive damage against the Panthers, it’s sophomore forward J.P Tokoto who will be featured on all of the highlight reels. Check out the NBA Jam...
Via College Spun
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC 73 Notre Dame 62

On a variety of levels this was an impressive win for UNC, mainly because it started out about as poorly as it possibly could, especially on the offensive end. It was the polar opposite of how UNC opened up the win against Maryland on Tuesday. Notre Dame was 4-4 from three in the first twelve minutes of the half to open up a 19-10 lead. Meanwhile UNC was simply awful on offense missing...
Via SCACC Hoops
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC Defeats Terps 75-63: Final Regular Season Conference Matchup Between the Two Teams

The North Carolina Tar Heels (14-7, 4-4 ACC) took on The Maryland Terrapins (13-9, 5-4 ACC) at home in the Dean Smith Dome. Each team came into the game with four losses in conference play and desperately needing a win. The Tar Heels and the Terps have both played inconsistently throughout the seasons, but neither team is far from being competitive in ACC play. The Tar Heels beat...
Via College Hoops Digest
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: Heels in snowy Hotlanta

North Carolina needs to heat it up in snowy Atlanta The graphic is done by … Samuel Wilking … more of his work can be seen at …  Tar Heel Nation Coming off a good win against Clemson on Sunday night it’s once again time for UNC to head out on the road for another ACC match up. This time North Carolina (12-7 & 2-4 in the ACC) will be taking on Georgia Tech (11-9 &...
Via isportsweb.com
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Didn't Roy Williams Recruit Any Shooters?

With UNC mired at 1-4 in the ACC and the season potentially slipping into the abyss thanks in large part to a lack of perimeter the question that gets asked most is why UNC lacks wing depth or rather why Roy Williams didn't recruit enough wing players. Given UNC's place in the college basketball royalty snagging a good three point shooter at least once every two years should...
Via SCACC Hoops
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: UNC's J.P. Tokoto misses wide open dunk

The good news is North Carolina got their first conference win. Bad news is the high flying J.P. Tokoto had a not top-10 moment.
Via BlackSportsOnline
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC J.P. Tokoto’s Nasty Left-Handed Dunk (Video)

There wasn’t many bright spots in Chapel Hill last night for the home team, but J.P. Tokoto had one of the highlights of the night. This kid is freakish athletic: North Carolina will need a lot more of this if they want to prevent a (0-3) start in ACC play, as they travel to Syracuse on Saturday.
Via BlackSportsOnline
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina’s J.P. Tokoto’s Monster Dunk

North Carolina lost to Wake Forest in the ACC opener, but the play of the night came from North Carolina’s J.P. Tokoto. Check out his monster jam below. Follow me on twitter @ScottBasketball  http://twitter.com/#!/ScottBasketballAlso like the Roundballchat site on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/roundballchatcom/191263564258333
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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