Boys Basketball – SSN Top Plays, Week 1
Welcome to the first installment of Shore Sports Network’s Plays of the Week Feature, sponsored by I’m Possible Training. It’s pretty simple: watch the collection of plays below and vote for the one you think should be the top play of the week. The voting will run through Sunday night and be posted Monday morning in the form of a top five plays of the week.
The plays included in this week’s running span the entire beginning of the basketball season, so the options will likely be more extensive this week than in most weeks, but then again, that depends on the number of submissions.
Do you have video of a play that should be on a future top plays list or wasn’t included on this week’s list that you think should have been? Tweet @Matt_Manley with the hashtag #SSNTopPlays or send digital files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Candidates (listed chronologically)
Manasquan junior Ryan Flanagan hits a halfcourt shot to end the first half against RBC in the WOBM Classic quarterfinals.
Mater Dei senior Elijah Barnes rocks the rim with this two-handed slam on the break during his team’s win over Central in the Buc Classic semifinals.
Freehold Township senior Steve Staklinski throws down a two-handed dunk, plus the foul against Toms River North in the WOBM Classic final.
Jackson Liberty sophomore Daniel Sofield blocks a shot against the backboard and finishes with the left hand on the other end against rival Jackson Memorial.
Ranney sophomore Scottie Lewis takes off for a one-handed slam to cap a 90-83 overtime win over Rutgers Prep.
Lewis shows off again, this time with a chase-down block against St. Anthony in the Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase.
Ranney sophomore Bryan Antoine throws down a beautiful lob from teammate Ahmadu Sarnor to momentarily give Ranney a 44-40 lead on St. Anthony at Brookdale.
St. Anthony sophomore and West Long Branch resident Alexander Rice – the son of Monmouth head coach King Rice – drills a clutch three to give St. Anthony a 51-48 win over Ranney at the Boardwalk Showcase.
Submissions from Twitter
Ocean senior Darius Brown hits a game-winning three-pointer to give the Spartans a win over Long Branch.
— The Link News (@TheLinkNews) December 21, 2016
Brick’s Noah Buono throws down a dunk and follows it up with a steal-and-layup in a win over rival Brick Memorial.
— Noah Buono (@NBuono3) December 27, 2016
Matawan alum Jason Dunne hits a game-winning three to give Hartford a win over Boston College.
La victoria de Hartford sobre Boston College fue producida gracias al bestial game-winner de Jason Dunne: pic.twitter.com/W2ZJEEFFXF
— Esperando Marzo (@esperandomarzo) December 10, 2016
Rumson-Fair Haven alum Brendan Barry hits a game-winning three to give Dartmouth a win over New Hampshire.
— Dartmouth Athletics (@dartmouthsports) December 31, 2016
CBA alum Pat Andree drills 10 three-pointers on 12 attempts in Lehigh’s win over St. Francis.
— Lehigh M. Basketball (@LehighMBB) December 13, 2016
You’ve seen the plays. Now vote for your favorite.