North Star grad Josiah Allick poised for breakout sophomore season at UMKC

Allick started in 12 games for the Kangaroos his freshman season, scoring 5.7 points and grabbing 3.9 rebounds a game. 

LINCOLN – Josiah Allick was a little known prospect coming out of North Star High School.

But Allick always knew he could play. And now, the 6-8, 230-pound forward seems to be making gains heading into his sophomore year at UMKC.

“I’ve always had this idea of who I am as a player,” Allick said. “So even playing on the freshman team, the reserve team and the JV team, the whole time in the back of my head I knew what I’m capable of. So it’s just kind of getting someone else to notice that. Luckily, coach (Billy) Donlon found me and it’s been a blessing ever since.”

Allick started in 12 games for the Kangaroos his freshman season, scoring 5.7 points and grabbing 3.9 rebounds a game.

“Early on in the season, not a lot happened,” Allick said. “He (Donlon) gave me my chances and I didn’t make the most out of them. Definitely toward the end of the conference season, I got to step up a lot. I was even starting most of the conference games for us. It was definitely really fun.”

Allick and UMKC make the move to the Summit League this season. Allick will make his return to Pinnacle Bank Arena as well this year when the Roos play Nebraska on Dec. 21.

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