What is a foul? While playing basketball, any player who breaks the rules of the game, making illegal personal contact with the other team, and has unsportsmanlike behavior. There are four main types of fouls: Personal; Technical; Flagrant; Team foul; Basketball Violations and Fouls
Foul Shot or Free Throw: An unguarded shot taken from the foul line by a player whose opponent committed a personal or technical foul, which is worth one point. Free Ball: A ball, which is in play but is not in the possession of either team, also called a ‘loose ball’.
In basketball, a foul is an infraction of the rules more serious than a violation. Most fouls occur as a result of illegal personal contact with an opponent and/or unsportsmanlike behavior. Fouls can result in one or more of the following penalties: The team whose player committed the foul loses possession of the ball to the other team. The fouled player is awarded one or more free throws. The player committing the foul "fouls out" of the game. The player committing the foul is suspended from so
The NBA classifies these types of fouls as flagrant-1 and flagrant-2; NFHS (high school) uses flagrant personal foul and flagrant technical foul; NCAA men's basketball uses both sets of terms interchangeably; and FIBA and NCAA women's basketball instead use unsportsmanlike foul and disqualifying foul (which roughly correspond to the two North American subcategories). At all North American levels, the latter type of foul results in the immediate ejection of the offender.
Foul: An illegal play other than a floor violation. Foul Line: The line 15 feet in front of the backboard paralleling the end-line from which free-throws are shot. Free-throw: A free shot taken from the foul line awarded a player whose opponent committed a foul.
free throw. An unopposed attempt to score a basket, worth one point, from the free throw line. Generally, two attempts are awarded when the player is fouled in the act of shooting (three attempts are awarded in the case of three point shot), fouled flagrantly, or when the. Glossary of Basketball Term.
where the offensive rebounder lines up during a foul shot; Wing. at the 3 point line, opposite the free throw line; Point. is the area at the top of the key. High Post. at the foul line; Short Corner. between the key and the 3 point line, opposite the basket; Split Line. the middle of the court. The “line” is imaginary going from one basket to the other.
Four Low - A basketball formation involving a player in each corner, a player on each low block, and a player with the basketball at the top of the key. Foul - A violation of the rules usually involving illegal contact with a player of the opposition. Foul Line - See 'free-throw line'. Foul Shot - See 'free-throw'.