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Before Prince was international music superstar, he was tearing up the hardwood around Minneapolis as a prep basketball player.   

By Extra Mustard
March 04, 2015

Before Prince was an international music superstar, he was tearing up the hardwood around Minneapolis as a prep basketball player. 

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Star Tribune reporter Libor Jany was going through the paper's archives recently when he came across an article about the sporting exploits of Prince Rogers Nelson, which included an interview with his high school coach, as well as an amazing team photo.

In the article, coach Richard Robinson praised Prince's ball control and shooting, and said that the Purple Rain singer often pestered him about not being a starter, despite being only 5'2."

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Prince's superior athleticism is not news to many thanks to the classic Chappelle Show skit, in which the musician dominates a pick up basketball game.

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