March 4, 2015 11:49 AM EST

Here’s a nice little treat to get you through the week: a picture of Prince, in middle school, rocking his basketball uniform and a beautiful afro. Behold:

Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter Libor Jany unearthed this gem while digging through the newspaper’s archives. He found the above photos from Prince’s stint as a basketball player at Bryant Junior High, along with the following newspaper clipping about his skills:

Looks like there could be some truth behind that famous Chappelle’s Show skit after all.

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