Watch Top Basketball Plays 2016-17, Episode 2

B.J. Koubaroulis counts down the Top Plays from Week 2

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)

Purchase a copy of this video.


December 19th, 2016, 12:00 p.m. –High school basketball is just getting started here in the Washington, D.C. region. Week 2 saw a slew of fantastic plays, including great passes, big dunks and game-winners.

Here are the Top 10 plays from the weekend:

No. 10: Wise guard Michael Speight was able to knock down a tough 3 point shot late in the 4th quarter to help propel the Pumas to a narrow 48-45 win over Eleanor Roosevelt.

No. 9: Richard Montgomery guard Daryn Alexander finds Zaire Mitchell-Paden for an alley-oop and later Mitchell-Paden throws down a putback as the Rockets beat the Coyotes 78-62.

No. 8: In overtime Paul VI Freshman Jeremy Roach hits a floater over two O’Connell defenders with 20 seconds left to seal the Panthers’ 62-58 victory over the Knights.

No. 7: West Potomac’s Daryl Mackey Jr. slams home an alley-oop off of a perfectly run inbounds play as the Wolverines beat T.C. Williams 92-68.

No. 6:  H.D. Woodson guard Kiyon Boyd drives and rises up for a powerful slamma jamma dunk in the third quarter over a Theodore Roosevelt defender as the Warriors won 83-58

No. 5: Poolesville’s Jake Drissel drains a pull up three pointer  from way downtown before the buzzer sounds to give the Falcons the 43-40 win over the Patriots.

No. 4: Springbrook’s Anthony DeRusso finds Cam Rucker  after he gets open and Rucker sticks in the game-winning layup in the Blue-Devils 57-55 victory.

No. 3: With the game in overtime, Forest Park swings the ball around until it gets to Brian Chittum, who aggressively drives to the basket going up and under two defenders to make the game-winning layup in the Bruins’ 44-42 victory.

No. 2 With the game tied at 56, Eleanor Roosevelt’s  Jaden Faulkner drives into the heart of the defense, hitting a the lefty layup for the game-winning shot with 4 seconds left for a 58-56 victory over the Wildcats!

No. 1: Champe’s Dom Fragala went berserk, scoring 63 points in the Knights’ 100-95 double-overtime victory over the Eagles. Fragala hit just 3 three-pointers, doing most of his damage at the free throw line, going 28 of 30, including hitting 27 straight.  Fragala’s 63 points is the most scored in game in the VHSL since 1984.

shares