ab-300x600
aa-300x250.png
apv-300x250
ap-300x600
More Sports

Basketball

Basketball

101

Ball Movement BasketballBasketball 101Basketball BasicsBasketball Clocks And TimeBasketball DefenseBasketball DribblingBasketball HalftimeBasketball HistoryBasketball OffenseBasketball OvertimeBasketball PassingBasketball PivotingBasketball PossessionBasketball Shot ClockBasketball StealBasketball SubstitutionsBasketball SummaryBasketball Throw InsBasketball TimeoutsBasketball TurnoverLearn Basketball

Articles

10 Most Common Basketball InjuriesBasketball HORSE RulesHow Does Basketball Betting Work?How Does Scoring Work In Basketball?How Long Can You Hold The Ball In Basketball?Is Basketball An Olympic Sport?NCAA March Madness List of Championship GamesTop 10 Fantasy Basketball PicksTop 10 Men's College Basketball Tournament MomentsTop 10 Most Iconic Moments In NBA HistoryTop 10 NBA Basketball PlayersTop 10 Richest Basketball PlayersTop 10 Youth Basketball RulesTop 5 Ranked Mens Basketball Players Of All TimeTop 6 Best Womens Basketball Players Of All TimeWhat are the Original 13 Rules of Basketball?What are the basic rules of basketball?What are the rules of basketball?

Buying Guides

Top 10 Basketball BooksTop 10 Basketball BrandsTop 10 Basketball MoviesTop 10 Basketball Video GamesTop 10 Basketballs

Coaching

Back Cut BasketballBackdoor Cut BasketballBasketball Away ScreenBasketball Back PickBasketball Ball ScreenBasketball CoachingBasketball Coaching And Benching PlayersBasketball Corner TrapBasketball Curl CutBasketball CutsBasketball DeflectionBasketball Dribble PenetrationBasketball Fade CutBasketball Flare CutBasketball Flashing CutBasketball Four-Point PlayBasketball Front CutBasketball Isolation PlaysBasketball Man PressBasketball ManeuverBasketball MatchupsBasketball MinutesBasketball Off Ball ScreenBasketball Pass And Screen AwayBasketball Pop CutBasketball PressBasketball Reach Around StealBasketball Rear CutBasketball RotationBasketball ScreensBasketball Set PlaysBasketball Shooting RangeBasketball Starting LineupBasketball SwitchBasketball TrapBasketball Trap PressCoaching Basketball DefenseContact In BasketballDown Screen BasketballGive And Go BasketballL Cut BasketballPick And Roll BasketballV Cut Basketball

College Basketball

Basketball One And DoneCollege BasketballCollege Basketball Rule Differences

Drills

Basketball DrillsBasketball Mirror Drill

Equipment

Basketball Equipment ListBasketball Nose Guards and Face ShieldsBasketball Training Equipment List

Formations

2 3 Zone Basketball3 2 Zone BasketballBasketball 1 3 1 ZoneBasketball 1-2-2 ZoneBasketball 1-3-1 Half Court PressBasketball 2 1 2 ZoneBasketball 2-2-1 PressBasketball 2-2-1 ZoneBasketball Diamond And OneBasketball Double Post OffenseBasketball FormationsBasketball Point ZoneBasketball X-Y-Z Half-Court PressBasketball X-Y-Z ZoneBasketball Zone FormationBasketball Zone OffenseBox And One BasketballDiamond Press BasketballFour Corners Offense BasketballFull Court Press BasketballHalf Court Press BasketballHalf Court Trap BasketballMatchup Zone BasketballTriangle And Two Basketball DefenseTriangle Offense BasketballZone Defense BasketballZone Press Basketball

Fouls

Basketball Blocks And ChargesBasketball Charging FoulBasketball Foul OutBasketball Foul TroubleBasketball FoulingBasketball FoulsBasketball Nonshooting FoulBasketball Over The Back FoulBasketball Personal FoulsBasketball Reach In FoulsBasketball Shooting FoulsBasketball Team FoulsBasketball Technical FoulsBasketball Unintentional FoulBasketball Unsportsmanlike FoulBlocking Foul In BasketballCharging Foul In BasketballDefensive Foul BasketballFlagrant Foul BasketballHand Check BasketballHolding BasketballIntentional Foul BasketballLoose Ball Foul BasketballOffensive Foul BasketballPlayer Control Foul In Basketball

Games

Around The World BasketballBasketball Free Throw GolfBasketball GamesBasketball List Of Games For KidsBasketball Pickup GamesBasketball Playing OutsideKnockout BasketballScrimmage Basketball

How To

Basketball Best Tips For New PlayersBasketball Dribbling TipsBasketball How ToBasketball How To GuardBasketball How To Shoot Better Jump ShotsBasketball How To Shoot With PowerBasketball Picking Up Your DribbleBasketball Shot BlockBlock Shot BasketballDrawing Fouls In BasketballHow To Play BasketballHow To Referee BasketballPost Defense Basketball

Leagues

American Basketball AssociationAmerican Basketball LeagueBasketball Development LeagueBasketball LeagueBritish Basketball LeagueInternational Basketball Federation FibaNational Women's Basketball LeagueWomen's American Basketball AssociationWomen's National Basketball Association

March Madness

Basketball At-large BidBasketball Automatic BidBasketball BracketBasketball Bracket BusterBasketball Bracketing The FieldBasketball How To Fill Out Your Bracket For March MadnessBasketball March Madness East RegionBasketball March Madness Mid West RegionBasketball March Madness South RegionBasketball March Madness Team Selection ProcessBasketball March Madness Universities With The Most WinsBasketball March Madness West RegionBasketball Selection CommitteeBasketball Selection SundayBasketball Sweet SixteenElite Eight BasketballFinal Four BasketballFirst Four BasketballMarch Madness

NBA Basketball

Basketball NBA 2002 Draft Best And Worst PicksBasketball NBA 2006 Draft Best And Worst PicksBasketball NBA 2008 Draft Best And Worst PicksBasketball NBA 2014 Draft Best And Worst PicksBasketball NBA 3-team TradeBasketball NBA Championships Worst Players To WinBasketball NBA Clear WaiversBasketball NBA Free Agent DestinationsBasketball NBA Greatest Point Guards ListBasketball NBA OwnersBasketball NBA Player SalaryBasketball NBA Role PlayersBasketball NBA SeasonsBasketball NBA Shortest PlayersBasketball NBA Teams Most RingsBasketball NBA Top 10 PlayersBasketball NBA Top Best CentersBasketball NBA Top Best Small ForwardsBasketball NBA Top Best Three PointersBasketball Rim HeightNBA All Star Game formatNBA BasketballNBA Basketball DraftNBA Basketball PlayoffsNBA Summer League Basketball

NBA Teams

Atlanta HawksBoston CelticsBrooklyn NetsCharlotte HornetsChicago BullsCleveland CavaliersDallas MavericksDenver NuggetsDetroit PistonsGolden State WarriorsHouston RocketsIndiana PacersList of NBA Basketball TeamsLos Angeles ClippersLos Angeles LakersMemphis GrizzliesMiami HeatMilwaukee BucksMinnesota TimberwolvesNew Orleans PelicansNew York KnicksOklahoma City ThunderOrlando MagicPhiladelphia SixersPhoenix SunsPortland Trail BlazersSacramento KingsSan Antonio SpursToronto RaptorsUtah JazzWashington Wizards

Pass Types

Alley Oop BasketballBaseball Pass In BasketballBasketball Air PassBasketball Entry PassBasketball Lob PassBasketball Off The GlassBasketball Outlet PassBasketball Pass TypesBasketball Wall PassBounce Pass In BasketballChest Pass In BasketballInbound Pass BasketballNo Look Pass BasketballOverhead Pass In BasketballSkip Pass Basketball

Player Positions

Basketball Big Man PositionBasketball CaptainBasketball CenterBasketball Forward TypesBasketball Guard TypesBasketball Player PositionsBasketball Point GuardBasketball Point Guard Vs. Shooting GuardBasketball Post PlayerBasketball Power ForwardBasketball Shooting GuardBasketball Shooting Guard Vs. Small ForwardBasketball Small ForwardBasketball SwingmanCombo Guard BasketballEnforcer Basketball

Players

Anthony Davis BiographyBasketball Kobe BryantBasketball PlayersBill Russell Bio And FactsCarmelo AnthonyCarmelo Anthony Bio And FactsDamian Lillard Bio And FactsIsaiah ThomasJames Harden Bio And FactsJayson TatumJerry West Bio And FactsJr SmithJulius Erving Bio And FactsKareem Abdul-Jabbar Bio And FactsKevin Durant Bio And FactsLarry Bird Bio And FactsLebron JamesLebron James Bio And FactsMagic Johnson Bio And FactsMichael Jordan Bio And FactsRussell WestbrookRussell Westbrook Bio And FactsShaquille O'Neal Bio And FactsSheryl Swoopes Bio And FactsStephen CurryStephen Curry Bio And FactsTim Duncan Bio And FactsWilt Chamberlain Bio And FactsZion Williamson

Questions

Basketball Is It Possible For An Entire Team To Foul Out?Basketball Questions

Referee Roles

Basketball Crew ChiefBasketball Official ScorerBasketball Official StatisticianBasketball OfficialsBasketball Referee RolesBasketball Umpire

Rules

13 Original Baketball RulesBasketball 1 And 1Basketball Air PressureBasketball Alternating PossessionBasketball BonusBasketball Center TossBasketball Double BonusBasketball DraftBasketball Game ClockBasketball Game LengthBasketball Game StructureBasketball Jersey RulesBasketball Jump BallsBasketball Live Vs. Dead BallBasketball NBA Vs. International RulesBasketball Over The LimitBasketball Penalty SituationBasketball Pushing RulesBasketball Roster SizeBasketball RulesBasketball Rules ListBasketball Salary CapBasketball Skunk RuleBasketball Traveling RulesBasketball Waiving A PlayerHeld Ball In BasketballOut Of Bounds Basketball

Shot Types

2 Pointer Basketball3 Pointer BasketballBasketball Arching ShotBasketball Baby Jumper ShotBasketball Bank ShotBasketball Baseline ShotBasketball Field GoalsBasketball Free ThrowsBasketball Pedestal ShotBasketball Pocket ShotBasketball Power ShotBasketball Shot TypesBasketball Slam DunkBasketball Tip InBasketball Toilet BowlBuzzer Beater BasketballFinger Roll BasketballFoul Shot BasketballHook Shot BasketballJump Hook BasketballJump Shot BasketballLay Up BasketballSet Shot BasketballSkyhook Basketball

Skills And Techniques

Basketball Back DribbleBasketball Ball FakesBasketball Ball HandlingBasketball Behind The Back DribblingBasketball Decoy MoveBasketball Defensive StanceBasketball Dream ShakeBasketball Fake MovesBasketball FeintBasketball Fingertip ControlBasketball Head And Shoulder MoveBasketball Inside PositionBasketball Iq And IntelligenceBasketball Open StanceBasketball Pull Back CrossoverBasketball Quick StanceBasketball Reaction TimeBasketball Shuffle StepBasketball Skills And TechniquesBasketball Spin MoveBasketball Stance TypesBasketball Step OverBasketball Stride StopBasketball Swing StepBasketball Triple ThreatBasketball TurnBasketball Turn And GoBasketball Underhand StyleBasketball Zigzag DribbleBlock Out BasketballBox Out BasketballCatching In BasketballCrossover Dribble In BasketballDefensive Slide BasketballLow Dribble In BasketballPivot Foot BasketballPost Up BasketballPower Dribble BasketballPump Fake BasketballSquare Up BasketballStutter Step BasketballUp And Under Basketball

Statistics

Basketball AssistsBasketball Bench PointsBasketball BlockBasketball Box ScoreBasketball Double-DoublesBasketball Effective YieldBasketball Field Goal PercentageBasketball Free Throw PercentageBasketball Nabc Regional Advisory RankingsBasketball Offensive ReboundBasketball ReboundBasketball ScorebookBasketball StatisticsBasketball TouchesDefensive Rebound In BasketballQuadruple Double BasketballQuintuple Double BasketballWhat Is A Triple Double In Basketball

Strategy

1 On 1 Basketball2 On 2 Basketball3 On 2 Basketball3 On 3 Basketball5 On 5 BasketballBasketball 2 On 1Basketball 4 On 4Basketball 5-On-3Basketball 5-On-4Basketball Ball ReversalBasketball Clock ManagementBasketball Combination DefenseBasketball Defensive RotationsBasketball Double DownBasketball FeedingBasketball Hand SignalsBasketball High And Low Post OffenseBasketball Ice A PlayerBasketball Inside OffenseBasketball Man To Man DefenseBasketball Off Vs. On BallBasketball One-Pass Away DefenseBasketball Rotation DefenseBasketball Shuffle OffenseBasketball StallingBasketball StrategyDouble Team BasketballFlex Offense BasketballHedge BasketballMotion Offense BasketballPress Break BasketballSpacing BasketballTempo BasketballTransition Basketball

Terms

4 Point Play BasketballAirball BasketballAnd One BasketballAssistant Basketball CoachBackdoor BasketballBasketball 1st HalfBasketball 2nd HalfBasketball AbaBasketball Away TeamBasketball Black HoleBasketball Bubble OverBasketball CallsBasketball Cap SpaceBasketball Chain Link FenceBasketball Cinderella StoryBasketball Coast To CoastBasketball ContestBasketball D-UpBasketball EnplaneBasketball Fast BreakBasketball FenceBasketball Floor GeneralBasketball Free AgentsBasketball Gadget DefenseBasketball General ManagerBasketball Glue GuyBasketball Grandstand CallBasketball GroovingBasketball HackingBasketball Hammer PlayBasketball HandsBasketball Home TeamBasketball HopsBasketball Lockdown DefenderBasketball MismatchBasketball Offensive PlayerBasketball On FireBasketball Out FrontBasketball PeriodsBasketball PicksBasketball PointsBasketball QuartersBasketball RejectionBasketball RevengeBasketball ScreenerBasketball Second Chance PointBasketball ShadowBasketball Shot CallerBasketball Soft HandsBasketball Spin PassBasketball SwishBasketball TeammatesBasketball TeamsBasketball TermsBasketball Tight GameBasketball TipoffBasketball Top-Heavy ConferenceBasketball Top-To-Bottom ConferenceBasketball Trash TalkBasketball Up TopBasketball WinnersBreakaway BasketballBrick BasketballBuckets BasketballCagers BasketballCharity Stripe BasketballCherry Picking BasketballDowntown BasketballDream Team BasketballHang Time BasketballHome Court Advantage BasketballRock BasketballSecondary Break BasketballThe Big Dance BasketballTrey Basketball

The Court

Basketball 3-Point Line And ArcBasketball BackcourtBasketball BaselineBasketball Center CircleBasketball Court Boundary LinesBasketball Court ComponentsBasketball Court DimensionsBasketball Court LinesBasketball Court LocationsBasketball CourtsideBasketball DiagonalBasketball Division LineBasketball ElbowBasketball End LineBasketball FloorBasketball Foul LaneBasketball Free Throw LaneBasketball Free Throw LineBasketball Free Throw Line ExtendedBasketball Front CourtBasketball Full CourtBasketball Half Court LinesBasketball Jump CircleBasketball KeyBasketball LaneBasketball Low BlockBasketball Midcourt LineBasketball Passing LaneBasketball PostBasketball RimBasketball Scorers TablesBasketball SidelineBasketball The CourtBasketball The PointBasketball TimelineCorner BasketballFoul Line BasketballHalf Court BasketballHalf Court Basketball GameIn The Paint BasketballInbound BasketballLow Post BasketballPerimeter BasketballRestricted Area BasketballStrong Side BasketballWeak Side BasketballWhat Is High Post In Basketball?What Is Top Of The Key In Basketball?Wing Basketball

Tournaments

Basketball College Basketball InvitationalBasketball Collegeinsider.com Postseason TournamentBasketball National Invitation TournamentBasketball PodBasketball Regional ChampionshipBasketball Tournament SeedBasketball TournamentsBasketball True SeedBasketball Women's National Invitation TournamentNaia Men's Basketball ChampionshipsNcaa Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

Training

Basketball Double RimBasketball FootworkBasketball InjuriesBasketball Quick Stop FootworkBasketball TrainingBasketball Workouts And Training RegimensHigh School Basketball Tryouts

Trophies List

Basketball John R. Wooden AwardBasketball Trophies ListWomen's Basketball Hall Of Fame

Violations

Basketball 10-Second Violation RuleBasketball 24-Second Violation RuleBasketball 5-Second Violation RuleBasketball 8-Second Violation RuleBasketball Backcourt ViolationBasketball Basket InterferenceBasketball Illegal Use Of HandsBasketball Kicked BallBasketball Shot Clock ViolationBasketball ViolationsBasketball WalkingDouble Dribble In BasketballFlop BasketballGoaltending BasketballIllegal Defense BasketballIllegal Screen BasketballLane Violation BasketballOver And Back BasketballPalming A BasketballWhat Is 3-Second Violation In Basketball?What Is A Carry In Basketball

Wheelchair Basketball

The Top 10 Rules Of Wheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball
ap-728x90

Out Of Bounds Basketball

Basketball Out of Bounds

The boundaries of a basketball court are used to determine if the ball or a player goes out of bounds. There are rules associated with being out of bounds as a player. When the ball goes out of bounds, a throw-in and sometimes a jump ball is used to put the ball back into play.

ap-300x250.png

Table of Contents

ap-300x600

Basketball Boundary Lines

basketball Boundary Lines

The sidelines and baselines make up the boundary lines on a basketball court. A player is out-of-bounds if they step on or cross the boundary lines with their feet or touch any object that is out of play.

aa-300x250.png

Basketball Out Of Bounds Rules

The rules of out-of-bounds and the boundary lines in basketball can be confusing, here are the key things you need to know:

  • You are out-of-bounds if you step on or cross the boundary lines
  • You are out-of-bounds if you touch an object out of bounds
  • You can jump in the air out-of-bounds to keep the ball inbounds as long as your feet don't touch the floor
  • The ball is out-of-bounds if it is contact with a player, object, or part of the floor that is out-of-bounds
  • The ball is out-of-bounds if it goes behind the backboard
  • You caused the ball to go out-of-bounds if you touched it last
  • You caused the ball to go out-of-bounds even if a player on the other team pushed any part of your body into it
  • It is only a violation if a player steps out of bounds and then is the first player to touch it after coming back inbounds.
  • If a player has the ball and steps out of bounds, it's a turnover and the other team gets the ball.
  • If a player steps out of bounds without the ball, he can step back inbounds at any point. However, he cannot touch the ball or impact the game until he has legally returned inbounds by having both feet within the boundary lines. If a player interferes with the ball while out-of-bounds, the other team gets possession.
  • While the ball is in play, possession can change fluidly, meaning that a team can steal the ball and it's theirs. However, if the ball happens to go out of bounds by any means, then the team that touched the ball last surrenders possession to the other team.
am-300x250.jpg

Basketball Throw-ins

basketball inbound pass

Throw-ins, also known as inbound passes, are used to put the ball into play after the ball goes out of bounds. The referee will award the ball to the team that gets possession at the nearest sideline spot. On a throw-in, the thrower stands out of bounds and passes the ball to a teammate who is inbounds. They must keep both feet planted until the ball is released from their hands. A defender usually tries to block inbound passes. Teams will generally assign someone very tall to guard inbounds passes as it makes it difficult to pass the player with the ball.

am-300x250.jpg

Basketball Jump Balls

Basketball Jump Balls

Whenever the referees cannot figure out which team caused the ball to go out-of-bounds, a jump ball will be used to put the ball into play. This is only when video review proves inconclusive and jump balls are usually a last resort. Teams will usually let their tallest player take the jump ball. For a jump ball, a referee throws the ball in the air and two players jump and try to deflect it towards their teammates. Jump balls are considered a fair way to decide which team gets possession. Jump balls also occur at the beginning of games.

ap-300x250.png

FAQ

What counts as out of bounds in basketball?

In basketball, a ball is out of bounds if it touches a player who is out of bounds or lands out of bounds on the floor. The ball is also out if it hits any of the objects behind the basket or backboard. When the ball goes out of bounds, whichever team sent it out loses possession. If it is impossible to tell who touched the ball last before it went out of bounds, a jump ball will be called.

Can a basketball player run out of bounds and come back in bounds to play the ball?

An athlete that is out of bounds cannot play the ball, but as soon as both of their feet are back in the court, they can interact with the ball again. So, if a player is run out of bounds, they must return to the court before being able to contribute to the team.

am-300x250.jpg

  • aa-300x250.png
  • am-300x250.jpg