Posted On: 11/18/20 5:00 PM

Classen SAS finished 7-1 in their final eight contests in 2020 en route to a State Tournament berth that never came to fruition.

"Three-fourths of the way through the season, right before playoff time is when [our players] really kinda bought-in," coach Kendal Cudjoe said. 

Cudjoe’s three returning starters: seniors Anthony TurnerAnthonyTurner6'2" | PGClassen SAS | 2021StateOK and Camari SmileyCamariSmiley6'3" | SFClassen SAS | 2021StateOK and junior Tony PalmaTonyPalma4'0" | COK will be expected to carry that momentum into the new season -- if Classen SAS gets one.

"I think they’re really motivated, I think they’re excited and ready to prove themselves," Cudjoe said. "They’ve been putting in the work.

"When they’ve been able to put the work in," Cudjoe said.

Last week, Oklahoma City Public Schools announced an indefinite suspension of athletic activities, a bleak spectacle for the Comets’ basketball program. Cudjoe remains optimistic.

"There’s a lot of districts that are still practicing," Cudjoe said. "After the announcement. . . I think they will look at case numbers every Friday.

"So we just kind of have to wait and see," Cudjoe said.

The Comets have reason to hope for a season to resume as swiftly as possible. One of those reasons is Turner,

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