He visited unc and met w/ roy williams the day before he came to Duke's elite camp. He enjoyed his unc visit very much but roy held off on an offer for the time being. Maybe Duke gains an advantage by offering before unc?
"I just got off the phone with coach K," Trimble (Tokoto's father) said. "He offered him. It was a great conversation."
"The trip went great," he added. "We all went and it was an honor. Coach K said us as a family would be a perfect fit for Duke. He thought JP's character and charisma and obviously his game were a perfect fit."
Tokoto also has offers from Kansas, Tennessee, Indiana, Marquette, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota.
Had this link from Tokoto's home state of Wisconsin in another thread, but I'll add it to this one, since he apparently really does have a Duke offer.
I had heard this might happen. Hope it works out for the best.
Andre Dawkins -- 2011 Final Four MOP
Maybe he can graduate real early?
this years game against wisconsin at madison, is going to be huge towards the recruiting of JP...lets hope we win and make a great impression on the young man.
I'm trying to place the origin of the name Tokoto. Is his father Japanese?
Didn't Kentucky make an offer to an eighth grader?
His biological father is former GT star Brian Oliver. I believe the two are not close.
And i got beat to the punch....
Last edited by jesus_hurley; 08-26-2009 at 11:14 AM. Reason: adding comment
I agree that it this is a slippery slope scenario, but I'm not so sure it's any different than colleges encouraging 10th graders who do well on the PSAT to apply for their scholarship programs. I remember I got mail from Texas A&M practically every week from January of my sophomore year until the latest possible application deadline had passed in the spring of my senior year encouraging me to apply for one of their biggest scholarships, even though I repeatedly tried to take my self off the email list.
I know it can be argued that it is one thing to encourage kids to begin thinking about their college education at a younger age and quite another to get them commit to a school strictly for basketball as a sophomore. I also understand that there's a difference between encouraging a student to apply to a scholarship program that they couldn't even win until their senior year of HS and committing to attend a school as a soph . . . However, with recruits having a very limited time to use their five official visits and with financial considerations a serious concern for many recruits wishing to take a few UV earlier in their HS career, I don't have a problem with a coach letting a recruit know that there's a scholarship available for them early on so that recruit can be certain that their money will not be spent in vain if they want to take an UV before their senior year. I especially don't have a problem if coach K has gotten to talk to the recruit and the recruit's family.