B.J. Koubaroulis counts down the Top Plays from Week 5
Watch to find out which plays cracked the Top 10 and to see who earned the top spot. (Video by Nick Plum for Synthesis/Koubaroulis LLC / The Washington Post)
January 11, 2016, 12:00 p.m. — High school basketball is well underway in the Washington, D.C. region. Week 5 saw a slew of fantastic plays, including great passes, big dunks and game-winners.
Here are the Top 10 plays from the week:
No. 10: St. John’s Jeffrey Dowtin Jr. blocks the shot from behind to prevent a layup.
No. 9: Gaithersburg’s Paris Dyson-Dimes gets in front of the fast-break layup attempt for the block.
No. 8: Takoma Academy’s Corey Fitzgerald throws down the one-handed dunk over the defender.
No. 7: DeMatha’s Markelle Fultz comes up with the steal and goes coast-to-coast for the two-handed dunk.
No. 6: National Christian’s Christian Matthews throws down the one-handed poster over the defender.
No. 5: Gwynn Park’s Isaiah Miles gets the putback dunk off of his teammate’s miss.
No. 4: West Springfield’s Spencer Askew draws the foul and hits the game-winning free throw in the victory over South County.
No. 3: Gonzaga’s Chris Lykes hits the tough three at the buzzer to send the game against St. John’s to overtime.
No. 2: Pallotti’s DJ Mitchell hits the layup at the buzzer to give the Panthers the 54-52 win over Georgetown Prep.
No. 1: Thurgood Marshall’s Desmond Rene hits the floater for the game-winning shot in the 53-52 win over National Collegiate.
It was a special week for basketball in the area, check back in next week to see more great plays.
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