It may seem like Chloe Jolloff has been playing basketball for Lakewood Park forever, but she is just heading into her third season with the Panthers. During that time, she has helped lead Lakewood Park to a Sectional title and is coming off a stellar sophomore season.
Last year, Jolloff actually did not lead Lakewood Park in scoring, but was the team leader in rebounds, assists and steals along the way. A 5-foot-8 point guard, Jolloff is both a score first and pass first leader, despite those two ideals kind of contradicting themselves. Her single digit scoring happened just five times in 2018-2019, averaging 13.4 points per game while putting up 24 points on Hamilton and 28 on Clinton Christian. Jolloff is a dribble driver who is a suave finisher at the rim. She doesn’t rely on her jumpshot even though it is of great quality.
But more impressive than the expected scoring output was her 5.2 assists per game. She posted eight or more assists in a game four times. Few in the area could rival the true court vision of Jolloff. Against Canterbury, she dished off 14 assists and that wasn’t her only game in double figures. The depth of Jolloff’s game had her razor close to a triple double on three occasions, while actually accomplishing one against Hamilton with 24 points, 13 assists and 11 steals; and no matter the quality of opponent, a high school sophomore triple double is ridiculously impressive.
“Chloe is a whole package player. She has fantastic ball handling skills, great basketball IQ and court awareness. She can get to the rim or hit the perimeter shot with range,” says Lakewood Park coach Amy Bartkowiak. “Chloe ‘loves the process’ and knows that doing the little things will bring the big things. She is willing to put every effort possible to making her self a better player, whether it’s lifting weights three times a week, personal skills workouts weekly or just getting in the gym and putting up hundreds of shots a day. She is a great leader on and off the court.”
(Photo courtesy of Brice Vance of KPC)