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Jean-Pierre Tokoto II (born September 15, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for Hapoel Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League. He played college basketball for the University of North Carolina before playing professionally in the NBA G League, Australia, Israel and Spain.

Born in Rockford, Illinois,[1] Tokoto attended Menomonee Falls High School in southern Wisconsin, where he averaged 21.2 points, 13.2 rebounds, 3.2 steals and 2.1 assists as a junior and 24.6 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.6 steals as a senior, earning three-time first-team all-state selection, set several school records, among them, career scoring, rebounding and steals and the school's single-game record with 48 points against Catholic Memorial High School. He also earned Greater Metro Conference Player of the Year honors as a junior and won the 2012 American Family Insurance Slam Dunk contest in New Orleans as a senior.[1]

Tokoto played three years of college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels. As a junior, he averaged 8.3 points and 4.3 assists per game and was known for his dunking ability and defensive prowess.[2] He declared for the 2015 NBA draft on April 8, 2015 after his junior season.[1]

On June 25, 2015, Tokoto was selected with the 58th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers[3] and joined them for the 2015 NBA Summer League.[4] On September 27, 2015, he signed a one-year, non-guaranteed tender worth $525,000 with the 76ers.[5][6] However, he was waived by the team on October 26 after appearing in five preseason games.[7] On October 30, he joined the 76ers' D-League affiliate team, the Delaware 87ers. The following day, he was acquired by the Oklahoma City Blue in a trade with the 87ers.[8] In 49 games for the Blue in 2015–16, he averaged 11.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.5 steals per game.

In July 2016, Tokoto joined the New York Knicks for the 2016 NBA Summer League.[9] He signed with the Knicks on August 2,[10] but was waived on October 21 after appearing in three preseason games.[11] On October 25, he returned to the Oklahoma City Blue, only to be traded to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers five days later.[12][13] In 52 games for the Vipers in 2016–17, he averaged 11.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.1 steals per game.

In July 2017, Tokoto joined the Utah Jazz for the 2017 NBA Summer League. On September 6, 2017, he signed with the Perth Wildcats for the 2017–18 NBL season.[14] He appeared in all 30 games for the Wildcats in 2017–18, averaging 15.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game.

On June 27, 2018, Tokoto secured a spot on the Golden State Warriors' roster for the 2018 NBA Summer League.[15]

On July 28, 2018, Tokoto signed a one-year deal with the Israeli team Hapoel Eilat.[16] On January 2, 2019, Tokoto recorded a career-high 31 points, shooting 9-of-12 from the field, along with six rebounds, six assists and three steals for 45 PIR, leading Eilat to a 95–89 win over Hapoel Tel Aviv.[17] He was subsequently named Israeli League Round 12 MVP.[18] On April 12, 2019, Tokoto participated in the 2019 Israeli League All-Star Game, where he recorded 19 points along with five rebounds and was named the All-Star Game MVP.[19] In 38 games played for Eilat, Tokoto led the team in rebounds (7.6) and steals (1.4) per game, to go with 13.4 points and 3.1 assists per game. Tokoto helped Eilat reach the 2019 Israeli League Final Four, where they eventually lost to Maccabi Tel Aviv.

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