Earlier today, Bo Ryan offered a scholarship to Menomonee Falls 6'5" freshman swingman J.P. Tokoto. Tokoto is known for his great athleticism and well rounded game, as he is an adept shot-blocker, rebounder, and scorer. His offensive game consists mostly of a great mid-range jumper and points around the rim. Wisconsin is the first school to offer J.P. a scholarship, but he is garnering interest from Marquette, Iowa, Minnesota, Tennessee, UCLA, Arizona State, Boston College, and Oregon State, among others.
His high school coach Ben Seibert and AAU coach Ritchie Davis have nothing but glowing reviews of his ability, character, and poise, especially for his age. Davis says, "J.P.’s best attribute as both a basketball player and a person is his willingness to listen and take instruction from adults whether it be his parents or his coaches. He is an extremely polite young man and that is certainly a reflection upon the values his parents stress on a daily basis. On the floor, he is easily the most athletic player in our program. His athleticism allows him to do things on the court that 99 percent of the rest of the players in Wisconsin cannot do. J.P. has an unbelievable passion for the game. He understands that he has been blessed with some very unique gifts and he puts in a lot of time and effort to make the most of those gifts. J.P. can score in a variety of ways. He has really gotten much better off the dribble the past two months as well as become more versatile on the blocks. Coach Ben Siebert and the staff at Menomonee Falls did a phenomenal job of helping him understand his strengths while also identifying those areas that need the most improvement."
Special thanks to Mark Miller and WSN for the news and quote.