After a very productive showing throughout the summer circuit, the 2012 class is looking to be full of potential college basketball stars. J.P. Tokoto is one of those future stars ending the summer as the #16 ranked player in the ESPN Terrific 25. With offers from schools like Kansas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa State and Marquette already offering the 6’5″ 190 pound swing forward from Menomonee Falls, WI, Tokoto added to those schools when he picked up an offer from Duke following their elite camp. Tokoto also found some time to check out the University of North Carolina before the trip.
TheShiver.com caught up with Ritchie Davis, who is the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Playground Warriors about his trip to UNC and Duke, his summer, and his upcoming visits.
“J.P. enjoyed his time spent with family as well as the staffs at UNC & Duke,” Davis said. ”Coach Williams and Coach K. were very gracious, and J.P. looks forward to seeing both of them again sometime this fall during an Open Gym,” added Davis.
In the days leading up to his sophomore year of high school, Tokoto will look to impress coaches at Marquette and Indiana during their elite camps.
“J.P. will be attending Indiana’s Elite Camp this Saturday (August 29th) as well as Marquette’s Elite Camp this Sunday (August 30th),” said Davis.
After both Indiana and Marquette camps, Tokoto will have a short break before heading to Madison to check out a football game, and visit with the Badgers coaching staff.
“On Saturday, September 12th, J.P. will be traveling with his parents to Madison to meet with the Wisconsin coaching staff and attend the Fresno State vs. Wisconsin football game,” said Davis. “That is all that he has scheduled in the next couple of weeks,” added Davis.
As for the Jayhawks, Tokoto is excited to attend the annual celebration of Kansas basketball in mid October.
“Obviously, he is excited about making the trip down to Lawrence on October 16th for Late Night,” said Davis.
“Finally, he plans on watching the Duke @ Wisconsin game on Wednesday, December 2nd,” Davis said.
Tokoto is already one of the top ranked players in the 2012 class, but that didn’t stop him from working hard throughout the summer to improve multiple areas of his game. According to Davis, the Wisconsin Playground Warriors coaching staff couldn’t be more pleased with his progress on the court.
“J.P. improved in many areas over the summer,” Davis said. ”Our coaching staff was most pleased with his improvements in handling the basketball both in the open floor and in tight space as well as his ability to create for his teammates,” added Davis.