Posted On: 10/29/15 1:30 AM

Many players often talk about playing with a proverbial chip on their shoulder. Others simply demonstrate that sentiment with the way they play.

Umar Jalloh, a 6-foot-6 junior wing at Lincoln, falls into the latter category. After arriving in Colorado from New York in January, Jalloh could only play with the Lincoln JV team last season. Now, he is ready and eager to put himself on the map in the state while putting his considerable talent on display.

“I have to make a name for myself out here,” he said.

Jalloh, an athletic, rangy, strong wing, stole the show at the Elite 96 camp at Lincoln on Saturday. He can handle the ball – in the open court, on the perimeter and in the post – with guard-like efficiency. He is great at attacking the rim and finishes with authority, punishing the rim with powerful dunks on at least four occasions at Elite 96. His elevation – nearly eye level to the rim – is unique among many of his peers in the state.

Colorado Hawks coaches saw all of those skills on display during a strong summer for Jalloh with the 16U squad on the Adidas Gauntlet, as well

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