A foul is called on any player who breaks the rules of basketball defined by in the rulebook for a league. Fouls result in free throws for the other team. A free throw is worth one point if it's made.
If a team is in a penalty situation or if a player fouls another while they are shooting, the other team gets free throws. A free throw is worth one point. The number of free throws a player gets is based on the foul and if a team is in a penalty situation.
You can learn more about free throws in Basketball Free Throws.
When a player is called for a foul before a team is in a penalty situation, the other team gets possession of the ball at the nearest sideline spot. They must put the ball back into play with an inbound pass.
You can learn more about inbound passes in Basketball Throw Ins.
Types Of Fouls In Basketball
There are lots of fouls in basketball.
- technical fouls
- offensive fouls
- defensive fouls
- shooting fouls
- personal fouls
- flagrant fouls
- intentional fouls
- loose ball fouls
- double fouls
- punching fouls
- away-from-the-play foul
- illegal screen
Basketball Fouling Tutorials
You can learn more about fouls by reading the following tutorials.