New London Tube: Malcolm Simmons Highlights

Video highlights the three-pointers, rebounds, and more from the New London High School basketball player

The boys' basketball team , and they're hoping to repeat the feat for 2012. The Whalers are guaranteed a spot in the Class LL tournament, and the pairings will be announced on Wednesday; they'll also start playing the ECC tournament on Saturday. New London faces some stiff competition, however. Among the top eight Class LL teams in the CIAC rankings, three were undefeated this season and two share the .

Today's pick from YouTube spotlights some of the best moments of the season from Malcolm Simmons, one of several seniors on the team. The YouTube user has made a habit of this, putting together a Simmons highlight reel to classical music (Bach's "Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor" played by Christiane Edinger in this case) since 2010.

It's an unusual soundtrack to see with a sports montage, but still captivating to see Simmons contort his way through flocks of defenders to put in a lay-up, sink the occasional free throw, and manage some steals and blocks. New England Hoop News recognized Simmons just last month, saying he is "tough and physical and crashes the boards hard."

Best of luck to the Whalers and to all the seniors on the team!

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