Friday, March 4, 2011

VIDEO: Tar Heel commitment J.P. Tokoto

Wisconsin high school player J.P. Tokoto committed to play college basketball at North Carolina late Thursday night. Here's a video with highlights of Tokoto from an AAU tournament last summer:

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wisconsin wing Tokoto picks Tar Heels

North Carolina added a highly regarded wing player to its 2012 recruiting class late Thursday night when J.P. Tokoto of Menomonee Falls, Wisc., announced that he is committing to the Tar Heels.

Ritchie Davis, Tokoto’s club coach with the Wisconsin Playground Warriors, confirmed that Tokoto had spoken to North Carolina coach Roy Williams on the telephone and informed him that he had chosen the Tar Heels.

Tokoto is a 6-foot-6, 190-pound wing who’s rated the 32nd-best player in the nation by ESPN.
He joins point guard Marcus Paige of Marion, Iowa, in the Class of 2012 for North Carolina.

Ken Tysiac

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Juco LB Desir has signed with UNC

Junior college linebacker Fabby Desir signed with North Carolina on Monday and has overnighted his scholarship papers to the school, his coach confirmed today in an e-mail.

Lackawanna (Pa.) College coach Mark Duda calls Desir a "high-motor kid" who is going with excellent speed as a converted running back and safety at 6-foot and 230 pounds.

Desir joins a class that was ranked No. 17 in the nation by by on signing day last month.

He visited North Carolina last week and also considered Cincinnati and Ball State, and was being recruited by Alabama as well, Duda said.

Ken Tysiac