‘Fab Five’ prep stars of the week

This week’s “Fab Five” photos feature five boys’ basketball players — Daniel Oturu (Cretin-Derham Hall), Tre Jones (Apple Valley), Tyrell Terry (DeLaSalle), Wendell Matthews (Columbia Heightsand Lu’Cye Patterson (Brooklyn Center) —  who played well in the boys’ basketball tournament a couple of weeks ago.

Cretin-Derham Hall won the Class AAAA title; Apple Valley was runner-up; Columbia Heights place second in AAA competition; DeLaSalle emerged as the third place champion, while Brooklyn Center finished fourth in Class AA.

Cretin-Derham Hall Senior forward and University of Minnesota signee Daniel Oturu, who finished with 17 points, took an alley-oop pass from guard Ryan Larson and slammed the ball through the basket with 0.5 remaining in the game to capture the Class AAAA championship for the Raiders. They defeated Apple Valley 79-78. Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald/MSR News Online


Apple Valley senior guard Tre Jones — Mr. Basketball, Metro Player of the Year and McDonald’s All-American — had 35 points, six rebounds and five assists to lead the Eagles in the Class AAAA title game. Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald/MSR News Online


Columbia Heights senior forward Wendell Matthews led his team with 21 points and 11 rebounds in the Hylanders’ 65-61 loss to Delano in the Class AAA championship game. Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald/MSR News Online


Brooklyn Center sophomore guard Lu’Cye Patterson had games of 25, 29 and 23 points to lead the Centaurs to a fourth-place finish in Class AA. Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald/MSR News Online


DeLaSalle senior guard Terrell Terry scored 15 points and dished out 10 assists to lead the Islanders past Austin 82-61 and capture third place in Class AAA. Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald/MSR News Online


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All photos by Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald