As we’ve done in years past, we’ll be highlighting the best basketball plays in the area every Monday of the season with our Top Plays of the Week show. From dazzling dunks and killer crossovers to defensive gems and buzzer-beaters, we’ll bring you the best video highlights from the hardwood.

Here’s our first episode of the season:

Host B.J. Koubaroulis runs through the top plays from the week of basketball in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area. (Nicki Demarco/The Washington Post)

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We can’t be at every game on a given night, so we rely on coaches, parents and students to share big plays from around the region. To see your highlight on the show, follow the simple instructions in the video below.

Host B.J. Koubaroulis provides instructions on how to submit video for Top Plays during the 2013-2014 basketball season. (Nick Plum for Synthesis/Koubaroulis LLC./The Washington Post)