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Old Sun May 26, 2019, 08:17am
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Originally Posted by Nevadaref View Post
If the player is dribbling, then the player is by definition in control of the ball, hence a step into the backcourt is a violation by rule.
Yes, absolutely, the player is dribbling and the player is in control of the ball, but that is not what the rule states.

9-9-1: Backcourt: A player shall not be the first to touch the ball after it has been in team control in the frontcourt, if he/she or a teammate last touched or was touched by the ball in the frontcourt before it went to the backcourt.

The ball has to be touched.

Not dribbled (which sometimes doesn't involve touching the ball).

Not player control (which sometimes involves dribbling, dribbling that sometimes doesn't involve touching the ball).

"A dribbler, must not step into the backcourt", would be nice, but it's not the rule as written.
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Last edited by BillyMac; Sun May 26, 2019 at 09:13am.
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