RULE NO. 4: DefinitionsSection I—Basket/BackboardSection II—DribbleSection III—FoulsSection IV—Free ThrowSection V—Frontcourt/BackcourtSection VI—Held BallSection VII—PivotSection VIII—TravelingSection IX—ScreenSection X—Field Goal AttemptSection XI—Throw-InSection XII—Last Two MinutesSection XIII—Suspension of PlaySection XIV—Point of InterruptionSection XV—Team ControlSection XVI—Team PossessionSection XVII—FumbleSection I—Basket/Backboarda. A team’s basket consists of the basket ring and net through which its players try toshoot the ball. The visiting team has the choice of baskets for the first half. The basketselected by the visiting team when it first enters onto the court shall be its basket for the firsthalf.b. The teams change baskets for the second half. All overtime periods are consideredextensions of the second half.c. Five sides of the backboard (front, two sides, bottom and top) are considered in playwhen contacted by the basketball. The back of the backboard and the area directly behind itare out-of-bounds.Section II—DribbleA dribble is movement of the ball, caused by a player in control, who throws or taps theball to the floor.a. The dribble ends when the dribbler:1.1.1.Touches the ball simultaneously with both hands2.Permits the ball to come to rest while he is in control of it3.Tries for a field goal4.Throws a pass5.Touches the ball more than once while dribbling, before it touches the floor6.Loses control7.Allows the ball to become dead8.Otherwise gathers the ball (see Rule IV, Section III (b))Section III – The Gather
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 heis 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.