2009-2010 Boys' Basketball Rules Examination - Part I

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Alternating Possession:
If tapper A1 catches the referee's toss during the opening jump ball, Team B gains the first possession and the arrow is set toward A's basket. True, Case 6.4.1 Situation C (d)
To establish the alternating-possession procedure, control may be gained as a result of a violation or foul. True, 6-4-1
It is an alternating-possession throw-in when the ball becomes dead and neither team is in control and no goal, infraction or end of a period is involved. True, 6-4-3(e)
It is an alternating-possession throw-in following simultaneous basket interference violations by opponents. True, 6-4-3(c)
The alternating-possession procedure is always used after a double personal foul. False, 4-36-1, 6-4-3(g)
It is an alternating-possession throw-in when A1's throw-in lodges between the backboard and the ring. False, 9-2-8 (throw-in)
Court and Equipment:
The ideal court measurement is 50 feet by 94 feet. False, 1-1 (50 x 84 feet)
Moveable basket rings are prohibited. False, 1-11-2
The horizontal panels of a legal basketball may have alternating colors. False, 1-12-1(a)
The basketball shall be spherical and have a deeply pebbled cover with any number of horizontally shaped panels. True, 1-12-1(b) (c)
The black rubber rib seperating the panels on the ball may not exceed 1/4 inch in width. True, 1-12-1(f)
State associations may alter the length and placement of the 14-foot (maximum) coaching box. True, 1-13-2 Note
The time-out area is an imaginary rectangle formed by the sideline (including the bench), end line, nearer free-throw lane line extended and the coaching-box line. True, 1-13-3
In facilities with both a red light on each backboard and an audible timer's signal, only the audible timer's signal shall be used. False, 1-14, Case 5.6.2 Situation
A red light behind each backboard or an LED light on each backboard is permitted to signal that time has expired for a quarter or extra period. True, 1-14
The court is legally marked even though the team mascot painted on the floor obscures a small portion of the division line. False, 1-3 Note
A closely-guarded situation can occur when different defenders continuously guard the player holding or dribbling the ball, provided the 6-foot distance is maintained throughout. True, 4-10
An airborne shooter is a player who has released the ball on a try for goal and has not returned to the floor. True, 4-1-1
Continuous motion has no significance unless there is a foul by the offense during the interval between the habitual throwing movement and when the ball is clearly in flight. False, 4-11-1 (foul by defense)
Neither team control nor player control exists during a dead ball, jump ball, throw-in, or when the ball is in flight during a try or tap for a goal. True, 4-12-6
The division line is entirely in a team's frontcourt. False, 4-13
A dribble may be started by pushing, throwing or batting the ball to the floor before the pivot foot is lifted. True, 4-15-3
A player-control foul may occur during an interrupted dribble. False, 4-15-5
All contact between opponents is ignored when the ball is dead unless it is contact by an airborne shooter. False, 4-19-1 Note
A team foul is any personal foul or technical foul, except indirect technical fouls, that is charged to either team. True, 4-19-13
Kicking the ball is intentionally striking it with any part of the leg or foot. True, 4-29
A team member is bench personnel in uniform and eligilble to become a player. True, 4-34-4
Point of interruption is a method of resuming play after any technical foul or any double foul. False, 4-36-1 (double technical)
The act of shooting ends when the attempt is either successful of unsuccessful. False, 4-41-4 (try)
The ball must be handed to a player in order to put it at the disposal of the player. False, 7-5-1(a), 7-6-1
Free Throws:
There are three marked lane spaces on each lane boundary line, each measuring 36 inches by 36 inches. True, 1-5-2 & Court Diagram
Marked lane spaces may be occupied during a free throw by a maximum of four defensive and three offensive players. False, 8-1-4(a)
Except for the first marked lane spaces that must be occupied by the defense during a free throw, players are permitted to occupy any vacant marked lane space within the numerical limits. True, 8-1-4
Any player, other than the free thrower, who does not occupy a marked lane space must be behind the free-throw line extended and behind the three-point line. True, 8-1-5
A substitute throw is awarded if B1 disconcerts free thrower A1 but the attempt is successful. False, 9-1 Penalty 2(a)
A violation has occurred when B1, in marked space, loses his/her balance and touches inside the lane with both hands prior to A1's release of a free-throw attempt. True, 9-1-3(d)
A player occupying a marked lane space may not have any part of his/her body beyond the vertical plane of the lane boundary or edge of any lane space marking. False, 9-1-3(g)
Guarding/Contact Principles:
B1 has established a legal guarding position when one foot is on the playing court inbounds and one foot is on the sideline boundary. False, 4-23-2(a)
To obtain an initial legal guarding position, the guard must have both feet touching the playing court. True, 4-23-2(a)
B1 has established a legal guarding position and may maintain that position even while airborne, provided he/she has inbounds status. True, 4-23-3(a)
When moving to maintain legal position, the guard must have both feet on the playing court and continue facing the opponent. False, 4-23-3(b)
After initial legal guarding position is obtained, the guard may move laterally, obliquely or toward the opponent to maintain position. False, 4-23-3(c)
To obtain an intial legal guarding position in the path of a moving opponent with the ball, time or distance is not a factor. True, 4-23-4(a)
When guarding a moving opponent without the ball, the guard must give the opponent time and distance to avoid contact. True, 4-23-5(b)
If the opponent with the ball is airborne, the guard may obtain legal position in the opponent's landing spot after the opponent is airborne. False, 4-23-5(d)
The guard is responsible for contact if the dribbler has been able to get his or her head and shoulders past the guard's torso. True, 10-6-8
Officials' Duties:
A bookkeeping mistake can only be corrected by the officials if it is recognized by the first dead ball after the mistake. False, 2-11-11
The official shall instruct the timer to begin the 20-second interval for replacing an injured player as soon as the game has been stopped for the injury. False, 2-12-5 Note
A state association may authorize the use of video replay in all situations if deems appropriate. False, 2-2-1 Note
The officials' jurisdiction actually begins in the dressing room if they are not able to be on the floor 15 minutes before the start. False, 2-2-2
The officials' jurisdiction extends through periods when the game may be momentarily stopped for any reason. True, 2-2-3
If a mistake has been made and an umpire is still on the floor at the end of the game, he/she may call the referee back to make the correction. True, Case 2.2.4 Situation B
The referee may designate any official to toss the jump ball to start the game. True, 2-5-1
The referee has the authority to overrule a foul call decision made by an umpire. False, 2-6
The officials' duties include prohibiting practice during a dead ball except between halves. True, 2-7-4
An official shall silently and visibly count seconds while administering the rules for a throw-in, free throw, backcourt, closely guarded and three seconds. False, 2-7-9 (three seconds)
An official shall signal the throw-in spot following a goal or awarded goal. False, 2-9-2(c)
If the officials stop play for a bleeding player, the player may remain in the game if his/her team is charged with a time-out and the bleeding situation is remedied. True, 3-3-7
A team is not permitted to participate with fewer than five players if it has no substitutes to replace disqualified or injured players. False, 3-1-1 Note
A team must begin the game with five players. True, 3-1-1 Note
Substitution between halves may be made by a team representative. True, 3-3-1(b)
During free-throw attempts resulting from a technical foul, substitutions may be made only after the final attempt has been converted. False, 3-3-1(c)
A substitute shall remain outside the boundary line until the scorer directs him or her to enter. False, 3-3-2
B1 fouls A1 and B1 is replaced; B1 may return between A1's first and second free throws. False, 3-3-4
If a player is directed to leave the game for a violation of the uniform rule, the coach may call a time-out to keep the player in the game. False, 3-3-5
It is permissable to withdraw a player before the clock starts following his or her substitution into the game. True, 3-3-4
When an excess time-out is requested, a technical foul is also charged indirectly to the head coach. False, 10-1-7
A time-out is not charged if it was granted because a player's contact lens or eyeglasses were displaced. True, 5-11 Exception (a)
On-court entertainment should not occur during a 30-second time-out. True 5-11-2
If two minutes and 30 seconds are used for discussing a correctable-error situation, two 60- and on 30- second time-outs are charged to the calling team if no correction is made. False, 5-11-3
Unused time-out(s) from the regulation game may be used in any overtime period. True, 5-12-1
Successive time-outs shall not be granted at any time. False, 5-12-3
Players may sit or stand during a 60-second time-out, but must remain in the time-out area. True, 5-12-5
The head coach or any assisstant coach may orally or visually request and be granted a time-out. False, 5-8-3
The timer shall sound a warning horn with 10 seconds remaining in a 30-second time-out. False, 2-12-4 (15 seconds)
When a red/LED light is used, the light is the official expiration of playing time. True, 2-12-7
If a timing error occurs, the exact time observed by an official may be placed on the clock. True, 5-10-1
By mutual agreement between opposing coaches, the three 60-second time-outs may be converted to six 30-second time-outs. False, 5-12-1
Extra periods shall be three minutes with one minute intermission before each extra period. False, 5-7-3
It is possible for time to expire during the throw-in following a successful free throw. False, 5-9-4
Uniforms - Player Equipment:
A player may not remove his/her jersey on the playing court, but may do so at the team bench area. False, 10-3-6(h)
A player need only have the front of the team jersey tucked in to be eligible to participate. False, 3-3-5
If a player wears the uniform pants below the hips, he or she shall be directed to leave the games. True, 3-3-5
There are no color or design restrictions in the area of the team jersey from the imaginary line at the base of the neckline to the top of the shoulder. True, 3-4-1(d)
Side inserts on the team jersey must be centered vertically below the armpit and may not exceed four inches in width. True, 3-4-1(e)
A school or conference logo/mascot may be located at the apex/opening of the jersey neckline. True, 3-4-2(d)
Numbers on the front and back of the shirt must be at least eight inches high. False, 3-4-3(a)
A team jersey containing the numbers 6, 7, 8, 9 is illegal True, 3-4-3(d)
No. 0 and No. 00 are both legal numbers, but a team is not permitted to use both numbers on the same team list. True, 3-4-3(d)
A team is permitted to wear black headbands and wristbands with their home white jerseys, provided all team members are wearing the same color. True, 3-5-3(a)
It is a violation if A1 contacts an opponent while swinging arms and elbows. False, 9-13-1
Goaltending can occur during a free-throw attempt while the ball is in flight outside the basket cylinder. True, 4-22
It is a violation if A1 attempts to stand after gaining possession of the ball on the floor. True, 4-44-5(b)
Basket interference may occur during a free-throw attempt. True, Case 9.11.2 Situation D
Only a defensive player can commit basket interference. False, Case 9.11.2 Situation D
A violation occurs when a closely-guarded A1 anywhere in A's backcourt holds or dribbles the ball for five seconds. False, 4-10
A closely-guarded count is terminated when A1's dribble is interrupted. True, 9-10-3
During an interrupted dribble in the frontcourt by A1, A2 can be called for a three-second violation. True, 4-12-2(c), 9-7-1
The three-second restrictions do not apply to a player who has one foot touching in the lane and one foot touching outside the lane. False, 9-7-2
A violation shall be called on a player who, having been in the restricted area for less than three seconds, dribbles in or moves immediately to try for a goal. False, 9-7-3