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NEW YORK, August 1, 2016 – New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has signed guard J.P. Tokoto. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Tokoto, 6-6, 200-pounds, played for the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA D-League last season, averaging 11.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.54 steals over 28.6 minutes in 48 games (25 starts). He was originally selected by Philadelphia in the second round (58th overall) of the 2015 NBA Draft after three seasons at the University of North Carolina (2012-15). As a senior, he averaged 8.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.47 steals over 29.1 minutes in 38 games (34 starts).
The Rockford, IL-native, appeared in five games for the Knicks’ entry in the 2016 Orlando Pro Summer League, averaging 10.2 points and 4.2 rebounds over 27.0 minutes.