Posted On: 03/10/20 7:04 PM

In 1993, the world of arcade gaming was forever changed when Midway games released NBA Jam. The game was so popular that it made more than a billion dollars in quarters in its first year. In the game, players chose from a variety of NBA duos to compete in 2-on-2 games rife with swinging elbows, high-flying dunks, and flaming basketballs. Part of the game’s appeal was the over-the-top action, but what people loved about the game was choosing their duo. Karl Malone and John Stockton, Hakeem Olajuwon and Kenny Smith, Patrick Ewing and Charles Oakley, Scottie Pippin and...Horace Grant.

Reflecting on this classic game got me thinking: If Washington high school basketball had its own version of NBA Jams, who would be the top duos in the class of 2021?

Paolo BancheroPaoloBanchero6'10" | PFO'Dea | 2021State#3NationWA and John ChristofilisJohnChristofilis6'3" | SGO'Dea | 2021StateWA - O’Dea

Perhaps the most well-known 2021 duo in the state, Paolo BancheroPaoloBanchero6'10" | PFO'Dea | 2021State#3NationWA and John ChristofilisJohnChristofilis6'3" | SGO'Dea | 2021StateWA will return with their hearts set on another shot at the state championship. John ChristofilisJohnChristofilis6'3" | SGO'Dea | 2021StateWA (6’4" SG) has had two disappointing state title games in a row after a toe injury forced him to watch from

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