Highlights from this week’s ‘Fab Five’ prep stars

This week’s “Fab Five” photos feature a former boys’ basketball standout point guard leading his college team (McKinley Wright IV); two former prep girls’ basketball superstars competing against each other at the collegiate level (Kenisha Bell and Janay Morton); a sophomore averaging double figures for her high school team (Dlayla Chakolis); a junior among the leading scorers on her team (Aja Wheeler); and one of the most dynamic prep players in state history (Andrayah Adams) contributing to her team at the collegiate level.

Courtesy University of Colorado

McKinley Wright IV (Champlain Park), Mr. Basketball and Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year in 2017, averages a team-leading 16 points per game as freshman point guard at Colorado.

Courtesy St. John’s University

Sophomore point guard Andrayah Adams (St. Paul Como Park) is averaging 12 points per game for St. John’s University (NY).


Photo by Mitchell Palmer McDonald

Hopkins junior Dlayla Chakolis is third-leading scorer for the Royals, averaging 15 points per game.


Photo by Mitchell Palmer McDonald


Minnesota junior point guard Kenisha Bell (Bloomington Kennedy) drives past Nebraska senior Janay Morton (Osseo) in a Big 10 matchup. Nebraska won the 79-74 contest despite a 30-point effort from Bell.


Photo by Mitchell Palmer McDonald


Junior guard Aja Wheeler averages 13 points per game for Robbinsdale Cooper.



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