RULE NO 9.docx - RULE NO 9 Free Throws and Penalties Section I\u2014Positions and Violations a When a free throw is awarded an official shall put the ball

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RULE NO. 9: Free Throws and Penalties Section I—Positions and Violations a. When a free throw is awarded, an official shall put the ball in play by delivering it to the free throw shooter. The shooter shall be above the free throw line and within the upper half of the free throw He shall attempt the free throw within 10 seconds of controlling the ball in such a way that the ball enters the basket or touches the ring. 1. PENALTY: If there is a violation and the free throw attempt is to remain in play, the opposing team shall inbound on either sideline at the free throw line extended. If both teams commit a violation during this free throw, a jump ball shall be administered at midcourt between any two opponents in the game. If the opponent’s violation is disconcertion, then a substitute free throw shall be awarded. 2. If there is a violation and the free throw attempt is not to remain in play, then play will continue from that point. If an opponent also commits a violation (double violation), then play will also continue from that point. If the opponent’s violation is disconcertion, then a substitute free throw shall be awarded. b. The free throw shooter may not step over the plane of the free throw line until the ball touches the basket ring, backboard or the free throw ends. 1. PENALTY: This is a violation by the shooter on all free throw attempts and no point can be scored. 2. If there is a violation and the free throw attempt is to remain in play, the opposing team shall inbound on either sideline at the free throw line extended. If both teams commit a violation during this free throw, a jump ball shall be administered at midcourt between any two opponents in the game. 3. If there is a violation and the free throw attempt is not to remain in play, then play will continue from that point. If an opponent also commits a violation (double violation), then play will also continue from that point. b. The free throw shooter shall not purposely fake a free throw attempt. 1. PENALTY: This is a violation by the shooter on all free throw attempts and a double violation should not be called if an opponent violates any free throw rules. 2. If the free throw attempt is to remain in play, the opposing team shall inbound on either sideline at the free throw line extended.
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