When Prince transferred to Bryant Junior High in 1970, he met the future musician and producer James "Jimmy Jam" Harris. He reportedly spent all his free time in the music room, and took courses on the business of music. Here he cultivated his life-long love of basketball as a member of the school’s traveling team, even as he continued to pursue his dream of playing music. Bryant Junior High School closed in 1979, seven years after Prince finished 8th grade there. Since then, the building has housed Sabathani Community Center, which serves diverse communities in this part of south Minneapolis.