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 ...
B. Backboard: The rectangular piece of wood or fiberglass the rim is attached to. Backdoor: An offensive action in which a player without the ball cuts behind a defender and toward the basket. Bank Shot: When a player shoots the ball and it bounces off the backboard and into the hoop.
"box-out" - what every player should do when a shot goes up... try to block out, or "box-out", the person he is guarding to keep him away from the basket and prevent him from getting "inside position" for the rebound. See "Rebounding Mentality and Fundamentals".
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.
Learn some basketball slang and terms if you want to sound like a b-ball pro. Here’s a list of the most popular basketball terms and their meanings.
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MIN (Minutes) In a complete box score, the minutes-played column can be right next to each player's name or it can be the last column to the right. The minutes calculation is rounded out to 30 seconds either way. So if a player played 23:12, that is recorded as 23. If a player played 22:48, that is recorded as 23.
In professional basketball there is a semi-circular 4' restraining area in front of the basket. No offensive charges can be taken by defenders when they are positioned on or inside this area. Front Court: The term Front Court is used to denote the offensive end of the court from the midcourt line to the baseline.
Basketball Court 1. The ball is moved down the court toward the basket by passing or dribbling. The team with the ball is called the offense. The team without the ball is called the defense. The defense tries to steal the ball, contest shots, deflect passes, and garner rebounds.
ATHLETE STATS: - 3FGA = Three-Point Field Goal Attempts By Athlete. - 3FG% = Three-Point Field Goal Percentage By Athlete. - eFG% = Effective Field Goal Percentage By Athlete. - PISP = Points In Set Plays By Athlete. - PITP = Points In The Paint By Athlete. - POOBB = Points On Baseline Inbounds (Out Of Bounds - Baseline) By Athlete.