This week’s Fab Five photo spread is composed of players and coaches from nationally ranked teams who competed in the championship game of the 2022 Girls Basketball Invitational in which No. 1 Sidwell Friends of Washington, D.C. defeated No. 2 DeSoto High School of DeSoto, Texas for the title.
The Invitational was hosted by No. 3-ranked Hopkins High School—who placed third in the tournament led by Head Coach Tara Starks—featuring the No. 2-ranked girls’ basketball player in the country and UCLA signee Kiki Rice (Sidwell Friends); the head coach of the Sidwell Friends Tamika Dudley; the head coach of DeSoto Andrea Robinson; a player from DeSoto, Amin Muhammad, who has signed with the University of Texas; and another DeSoto player, Ayanna Thompson, who is headed to the University of Mississippi.
All photos by Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald
Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald is a contributing columnist at the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.