RULE NO 4.docx - RULE NO 4 Definitions Section I\u2014Basket\/Backboard Section II\u2014Dribble Section III\u2014Fouls Section IV\u2014Free Throw Section

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RULE NO. 4: Definitions Section I—Basket/Backboard Section II—Dribble Section III—Fouls Section IV—Free Throw Section V—Frontcourt/Backcourt Section VI—Held Ball Section VII—Pivot Section VIII—Traveling Section IX—Screen Section X—Field Goal Attempt Section XI—Throw-In Section XII—Last Two Minutes Section XIII—Suspension of Play Section XIV—Point of Interruption Section XV—Team Control Section XVI—Team Possession Section XVII—Fumble Section I—Basket/Backboard a. A team’s basket consists of the basket ring and net through which its players try to shoot the ball. The visiting team has the choice of baskets for the first half. The basket selected by the visiting team when it first enters onto the court shall be its basket for the first half. b. The teams change baskets for the second half. All overtime periods are considered extensions of the second half. c. Five sides of the backboard (front, two sides, bottom and top) are considered in play when contacted by the basketball. The back of the backboard and the area directly behind it are out-of-bounds. Section II—Dribble A dribble is movement of the ball, caused by a player in control, who throws or taps the ball to the floor. a. The dribble ends when the dribbler: 1. 1. 1. Touches the ball simultaneously with both hands 2. Permits the ball to come to rest while he is in control of it 3. Tries for a field goal 4. Throws a pass 5. Touches the ball more than once while dribbling, before it touches the floor 6. Loses control 7. Allows the ball to become dead 8. Otherwise gathers the ball (see Rule IV, Section III (b)) Section III – The Gather
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a. For a player who receives the ball via a pass or gains possession of a loose ball, the gather is defined as the point where the player gains enough control of the ball to hold it, change hands, pass, shoot, or the player cradles the ball against his body. b. For a player who is in control of the ball while dribbling, the gather is defined as the point where a player does any one of the following:(1) Puts two hands on the ball, or otherwise permits the ball to come to rest, while he is in control of it; 1. 1. 1. Puts two hands on the ball, or otherwise permits the ball to come to rest, while he is in control of it; 2. Puts a hand under the ball and brings it to a pause; 3. Otherwise gains enough control of the ball to hold it, change hands, pass, shoot, or the player cradles the ball against his body.
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