When did jump ball rule change?

When did jump ball rule change?


Season Rule Change
1976-1977 The dunk is made legal again.
1981-1982 The jump ball is eliminated except for the start of the first and second half, and overtime if necessary. An alternating arrow will indicate possession of the ball in jump-ball situations in a game.

What is a jump ball violation?

A player shall not violate the jump ball rule (Rule 6—Section VII). During a jump ball, a personal foul committed prior to either team obtaining possession, shall be ruled a “loose ball” foul. If the violation or foul occurs prior to the ball being legally tapped, neither the game clock or shot clock shall be started.

What is jump ball and alternating possession?

After the initial jump ball, one side will gain control of the ball either by holding it or dribbling. Scoring bench officials should then set the possession arrow to the other team. This is known as ‘alternating possession’.

What happens when a jump ball goes out of bounds?

If a player moves into the jump circle or moves at all before the ball is tipped, it is a violation, and the ball is awarded to the opposing team. If the ball is hit out of bounds before possession is gained, it is a violation and is awarded to the team who did not hit it out of bounds.

How does jump ball possession work?

Every NCAA basketball game starts with a jump ball at center court. The possession arrow remains off until one team attains possession of the ball after tipoff. Once that happens, it’s turned on and points in the direction of the team that lost the opening tip.

Can you catch a jump ball?

Each jumper must have both feet in the half of the circle farthest from his or her basket. Neither jumper shall touch the ball before it reaches its highest point nor leave the restraining circle until the ball has been touched. Jumpers may not catch the ball or touch the ball more than twice.

Can you grab a jump ball?

Neither jumper may tap the tossed ball before it reaches its highest point. Neither jumper may catch the tossed or tapped ball until it touches one of the eight non-jumpers, the floor, the basket or the backboard. The eight non-jumpers will remain outside the restraining circle until the ball has been tapped.

How is possession determined in a jump ball?

Whenever such a jump ball situation occurs, possession of the ball is awarded to the team that is moving in the direction of the possession arrow on offense. The arrow then swaps to point to the other team. At the start of the game, the arrow points to the team that lost the opening tip.

Who gets the ball after a jump ball?

What determines who gets jump ball?

At the beginning of the game, the tallest player or the player who can jump the highest will usually take the jump ball, giving their team the best possible chance to attain possession.

What is the difference between jump ball and held ball?

In high school and college basketball, a held ball will be given to the team that currently has the possession arrow. In the NBA, a held ball will result in a jump ball between the players that were fighting for the ball.

How is a jump ball executed?

A method of putting the ball into play. The referee tosses the ball up between two opponents who try to tap it to a teammate. The jump ball is used to begin games and, in the professional game, when the ball is possessed by two opposing players at the same time.