When you hear Prince and basketball together, there's a great chance your mind goes immediately to the Chappelle Show skit. But long before that incredible television show, the musical icon was actually playing ball for his middle school in Minnesota. 

The picture surfaced on Tuesday after a Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter spent some time digging through archives and it was everything you could imagine. From the afro to the pose, Prince was doing his thing long before he became a superstar.

That photo shows his Bryant Junior High team where Prince came off the bench as a 5'2" guard. According to the archives, Prince played a number of sports during his 9th grade year and even coached a church league basketball team.

Credit Dave Chappelle for getting it right all along. His legendary skit had some truth to it after all.

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