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Lance Cudjoe
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Birth: Feb. 10, 1922
Seminole
Seminole County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jan. 2, 1994
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA

Twin brother to Lawrence Cudjoe.

The Cudjoe twins Lance and Lawrence and Frank Luster battled an upset victory over the Harlem Globetrotters in Oklahoma City. Cudjoes joined the Globetrotters after college.

The year was 1946, and after being turned down by the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma A&M, the Harlem Globetrotters settled on a game with the players from the Langston University Lions. This game would prove to have an outcome unexpected and rare for the Trotters.

Coached by Zip Gayles, the Lions had won 76 out of their last 77 games and were known as one of the highest scoring Negro collegiate fives. When they met the Globetrotters in March of 1946, they handed them a 74-70 loss, with Point Guard Marques Haynes scoring 26 points. Standouts Haynes, Lance Cudjoe, and Lawrence Cudjoe all went on to become members of the Harlem Globetrotters in 1947.

Extra Note:
1930 US Census:
Father: Darriel L. Cudjoe
Mother: Willie Cudjo
Siblings: Wilbur, Alvin and Freeland Cudjoe 
 
Burial:
Trice Hill Cemetery
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Section 126 West
 
Created by: In Memory
Record added: Jan 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83401390
Lance Cudjoe
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Lance Cudjoe
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Lance Cudjoe
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