Basketball Glossary. Air Ball: The ball misses the hoop and backboard entirely. Alley-oop: A high arc pass to a teammate in a position near the basket to leap and score. Alternating-possession rule: A rule in which teams take turns possessing the ball after stopped plays. Assist: A pass that sets up a score.
In U.S. college basketball, especially NCAA Division I, a team that (1) is a member of a conference with at least one team that is virtually certain to receive a bid to the men's or women's championship tournament, as applicable, regardless of performance in the conference tournament; (2) is not viewed as a viable candidate for an at-large tournament bid; but (3) nevertheless wins its conference tournament, forcing the more powerful conference member(s) into the at-large pool and thus ...
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Guards - the two basketball players who usually handle setting up plays and passing to teammates closer to the basket. Jump Ball - Two opposing basketball players jump for a basketball an official tosses above and between them. Layup - a close up shot taken after dribbling to the basket. Offense - the team with possession of the basketball.
A Glossary of Basketball Terms. A B C D E F H I J L M O P R S T U W Z. Arm Bar- Action of using forearm to body check offensive player. Balanced Floor- Offensive formation displaying optimum spacing. Ball- Term used to call alert defenders of a loose or tipped ball. Ballhandler- The player who dribbles and runs the offense.
250+ Basketball Terms You Must Know-- 1, 2, 3 --1-2-1-1 Press-A true full-court press with many possible variations. The goal of the press is to trap the basketball immediately after it has been inbounded into play. This allows the defense a lot of time to recover if the offensive team is able to break the press.
NBA Glossary of Terms #. While they typically aren’t stars, these wing players are especially valuable in the modern NBA, where surrounding... A. Air Ball: A shot that doesn’t connect with either the rim or the backboard. When an attempt doesn’t hit any part of... B. Backboard: The rectangular ...
The game of basketball was created by Dr. James Naismith in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts. The game is a team sport with limited contact, that is typically places two teams consisting of five players against each other. The main objective of the game is to shoot a ball through a hoop that is attached to a backboard on each side of the court.
SCREEN: To block a defending player from reaching a teammate by standing in front of him. A screen must remain stationary, and if the screen moves it is a violation. SHOT CLOCK: 24 seconds is the amount of time a team must take to make the ball touch the basket or to score.