Here is a brief update on some of the former prep basketball stars from the Twin Cities:
Guard Tyrah Spencer (Bloomington Kennedy) will be a freshman at North Dakota State University.
Guard Quinten Hooker (Park Center, Mr. Basketball 2012) is now a senior at the University of North Dakota (UND).
Alexis Alexander (Champlain Park) is a junior guard at South Dakota State University.
Dwight Anderson (Minneapolis Washburn) recently graduated from Georgia College after a stellar career at guard.
Olivia Antilla (Osseo/Benilde St. Margaret’s) starred at Florida A&M University before graduating from the HBCU last month.
Rickey Suggs (Woodbury) will be playing his final season at the University of Mary.
Guard Phillis Webb (Osseo) returns as the only remaining starter at Eastern Michigan University for her senior year.
Geno Crandall (DeLaSalle) is a sophomore guard at UND.
Seanna Johnson (DeLaSalle) will be competing in her final campaign at Iowa State University.
Marcus Marshall (St. Paul Johnson) will be a senior guard at the University of Nevada after transferring from Missouri State.
Janay Morton (Osseo), after three outstanding seasons at Eastern Michigan University, will play her final season at the University of Nebraska.
Jade Martin (Bloomington Kennedy) is a senior guard at Georgetown University.
Renard Suggs (Woodbury) will be playing his final season at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, where his father, St. Paul Central legend Rickey Suggs Sr., played from 1980-84.
Cayla McMorris (Park Center) will be a junior at the University of Wisconsin.
D.J. Davis (Bloomington Kennedy and Minneapolis Washburn) transferred from the University of South Dakota to play his final two seasons at the University of Indianapolis.
Scoring sensation Suzanne Gilreath (Fridley) is entering her freshman season at Wisconsin.
Josh Collins (DeLaSalle) is a sophomore forward at UND.
Allina Starr (DeLaSalle) is playing her final season at the University of Minnesota.
Amir Coffey (Hopkins), who was Mr. Basketball this past season, will be playing at the University of Minnesota — his father Richard’s alma mater.
Jessica January (Richfield) is a senior guard at DePaul University.
Nia Coffey (Hopkins) will be in the final season of her brilliant collegiate career.
Andrayah Adams (St. Paul Como Park) will take her talents to St. John’s University (NY).
The Twin Cities are well represented.
Mitchell Palmer McDonald welcomes reader responses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald is a contributing columnist at the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.