Midnight Madness is over, and with it went the smoke machines, dunk contests and laser shows that kick off the season. College basketball begins now, and while the excitement still remains it’s time to peel the hype back and see who the nation’s best truly are. That’s why Dime has you covered with individual previews of the nation’s top 15 teams and a few others just outside, all over the course of the next few weeks. Today, North Carolina. Read More »
TAG: J.P. Tokoto
We all knew J.P. Tokoto had Vince Carter-like potential coming into his freshman season at Chapel Hill (well, at least in terms of dunking), and the 6-5 wing lived up to it during UNC’s “Late Night with Roy” preseason event. He had a couple of nice slams, but the best was a reverse 360 windmill that caused a few fans on the baseline to have accidents in their pants. There was also that ballet show at the end of the video, but we’re not going to talk about that… Read More »
Thanks to our friends at The Mars Reel, here is the senior year mixtape for one of the most ridiculous high school dunkers we’ve ever seen: J.P. Tokoto. The best part about this? He’s going to UNC next year, so the Vince Carter comparisons really make sense. Roy Williams says they’re on the same level athletically. Even our man Shaquille Johnson lost a high school dunk contest to Tokoto. See why. Read More »
North Carolina has themselves another sick, 6-6 athlete. We’ve shown love to J.P. Tokoto before, but we can never get enough of him. He floats. Effortlessly. And in the fall of 2012, the small forward from Menomonee Falls High School in Wisconsin will become the latest in a long line of UNC swingmen that could basically kiss the rim.
Rajon Rondo isn’t the only guy making his national magazine cover debut this month. On the other half of our Dime #56 double-cover we have Jared Sullinger, the first-ever Dime/2K Sports National High School Player of the Year.
If you haven’t seen Sullinger play yet, you can still catch him at the Jordan Brand Classic on April 17, or you can wait until he’s ripping it up at Ohio State next season. Read More »