He was forced to play catchup with Broken Arrow's system, but caught on well enough to earn the starting spot and make an immediate impact. This summer he looks to already be even better.
“I'm just seeing a completely different athlete right now,” Broken Arrow coach Steve Spavital said. “His knowledge level has improved tremendously, his talent level has, his decision making, and his leaderships responsibility, having a good tendency to make other people around him better.
“He's doing really good right now. I'm really pleased with that I'm seeing.”
Key has spent the summer working mainly working on his footwork, speed and improving his throwing motion.
And as he improves, he feels like Broken Arrow can be even better this season.
“I'm looking for us to dominate,” Key said. “I feel like we have all of the tools that we can dominate. We had all the tools last year.
“Last year the only people that stopped us was us. But I feel like we can come in and dominate every single game if we play the way we can play.”
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The Oklahoman's Super 30
No. 13: Coleman Key
School: Broken Arrow
Committed to: Colorado State, June 24