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Information regarding basketball.
Terms in this set (40)
Year basketball was introduced.
Dr. James Naismith
Inventor of basketball.
City and state where YMCA College was located at.
The first basketball games were played with a ball of this style.
The first goals in basketball were these instead of nets.
Year first official game of basketball was played.
Number of basic rules developed by Dr. Naismith.
Year basketball became an Olympic Sport.
Line dividing the court in half.
Arc surrounding free-throw lane and basket.
Elevation of rim.
Number of players on the court from each team.
2 point field goal
A ball that is shot into a team's basket from inside the 3 point arc.
3 point field goal
A ball that is shot into a team's basketball from outside the 3 point arc.
small forward (off guard)
strong forward (post)
Length of a quarter in basketball.
Number of fouls needed to removed a player from the game.
Pass made to a teammate who scores.
The half of the court, including the mid-court line, nearest the opponent's basket.
Team not in possession of the ball.
A violation where a player picks up their dribble, then dribbles again.
An offensive maneuver toward the basket by a player with the ball.
Contact with the opposing team giving a player an advantage.
An uncontested shot from behind the free throw line, after a foul.
The half of the court nearest a team's basket.
Putting the ball in play by tossing it between two players in the center circle. Used to start the game.
A short range shot made on the run off one foot.
Defense involving each player guarding one offensive player at all times.
Team in possession of the ball.
Foot that must stay in contact with the floor when you turn with the ball.
A ball that bounces off the backboard and or basket.
The foot that you step with as you turn with the ball.
Moving the feet in any direction in excess of the prescribed limits while holding the ball.
triple threat position
Feet slightly staggered, weight on the balls of your feet, knees bent, ball held in the shooting pocket.
Infraction of the rules which results in loss of possession and a throw in from out of bounds.
Defense involving placement of players in designated areas in their backcourt, thereby requiring them to guard those offensive players entering that area.
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