‘Fab Five’ prep stars of the week

This week’s “Fab Five” photos feature five boys’ basketball players – Tayler Johnson, Tre Holloman, O’Dell Wilson IV, Nasir El-Amin (Minneapolis North), and DeWayne Givens (St. Paul Johnson) – who turned in brilliant performances in the Twin Cities boys’ basketball championship last Saturday. North defeated Johnson 84-58 to capture their third consecutive TC title.

Senior guard Tayler Johnson led Minneapolis North with 25 points in the TC win. (Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald/MSR News)


Tre Holloman, an eighth-grader who starts at point guard, finished with 20 points for North in their TC victory. (Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald/MSR News)


Guard DeWayne Givens – seen here in an earlier season contest – led St. Paul Johnson with 17 points as a seventh grader coming off the bench. (Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald/MSR News)


Junior guard Nasir El-Amin contributed seven points to North’s TC triumph along with a solid floor game. (Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald/MSR News)


Senior forward O’Dell Wilson IV, a varsity player since eighth grade, was unstoppable inside as he scored 24 points in helping North. (Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald/MSR News)


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