This week’s “Fab Five” photos feature a senior forward leading one of the state’s top teams to victory (O’Dell Wilson IV), a guard getting his team off to a great start on route to victory (Lavonte Parker), another big man leading his team to a nonconference win (Anthony Rayson), and two former girls’ prep basketball players contributing to their teams at the collegiate level (Chase Coley and Tyrah Spencer).
Park Center senior guard Levonte Parker (40) after his one-hand dunk during a boys’ basketball game between Park Center and Osseo as teammate Khari Broadway (10) and Osseo’s Richard Mulbah (14) and Emmette Paige (3) look on. Park Center won 72-48.
Senior forward O’Dell Wilson IV scored 16 points in a recent 62-53 victory over Class 2A top-ranked Minnehaha Academy. Wilson has been on the varsity since eighth grade.
Junior forward Anthony Rayson scored 13 points in helping St. Louis Park defeat Minneapolis South 83-59.
Chase Coley (Minneapolis Washburn), a starting senior forward for the University of Iowa women’s basketball team.
Tyrah Spencer (Bloomington Kennedy) has seen action in all 21 games as a sophomore guard for the North Dakota State University women’s basketball team.
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Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald is a contributing columnist at the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.