With the sport being over 100 years old and the popularity growing international, the list of basketball terms to describe all parts of the game continue to grow. Below is a comprehensive list of basketball terms to help educate fans of all levels. # 15 footer 2-For-1 2 Pointer 2-3 Zone Defense 24-Second Violation 3-Second Violation 5-Second Violation
3-Second Violation - An offensive player will be called for a 3-second violation when they spend more than three seconds in the key while the basketball is in live play. 4-Out 1-In Motion - The 4-out 1-in motion offense involves three players spread out around the perimeter while one player occupies the low post.
SCREEN: To block a defending player from reaching a teammate by standing in front of him. A screen must remain stationary, and if the screen moves it is a violation. SHOT CLOCK: 24 seconds is the amount of time a team must take to make the ball touch the basket or to score.
Basketball Glossary. Air Ball: The ball misses the hoop and backboard entirely. Alley-oop: A high arc pass to a teammate in a position near the basket to leap and score. Alternating-possession rule: A rule in which teams take turns possessing the ball after stopped plays. Assist: A pass that sets up a score.
The NBA classifies these types of fouls as flagrant-1 and flagrant-2; NFHS (high school) uses flagrant personal foul and flagrant technical foul; NCAA men's basketball uses both sets of terms interchangeably; and FIBA and NCAA women's basketball instead use unsportsmanlike foul and disqualifying foul (which roughly correspond to the two North American subcategories). At all North American levels, the latter type of foul results in the immediate ejection of the offender.
Here are the most important basketball terms and their definitions: Airball: When you miss everything, including the rim, net, and backboard. Alley-oop: A maneuver when a player passes the ...
Learn some basketball slang and terms if you want to sound like a b-ball pro. Here’s a list of the most popular basketball terms and their meanings.
Double Team - when two basketball teammates join efforts in guarding a single opponent. Dribbling - the act of bouncing the basketball continuously. Dunk - when a player close to the basket jumps and strongly throws the ball down into it. End Line - the boundary line behind each basket; also called the baseline.