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Old Wed Feb 13, 2008, 01:27am
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Backcourt Violation

I was recently playing in a basketball game and had a discrepancy with the official. Here's the scenario:

Player A1 had the ball in his own backcourt. He passes the ball to player A2 in their frontcourt. Therefore, at this time, Team A has possession in the frontcourt. Player A2 was trapped and threw the ball to A1, who was still in the backcourt. Player A1 jumped in the air, caught the ball, and threw it back to A2 before landing again.

My belief was that the call should have been a backcourt violation. Player A1 was in backcourt and had not gone into the frontcourt when he touched the ball, therefore I considered him in backcourt. I didn't think that it mattered if he was in the air, he was still in the backcourt and had not gone into the frontcourt.

What's the saying? "You are where you were until you get where you're going."

Can anyone give me an answer and a rule to appeal the call? I need this asap too. :/ Thanks in advance.
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Old Wed Feb 13, 2008, 01:35am
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You nailed it. An airborne player who jumps from backcourt still has backcourt status until he lands in the frontcourt.
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Old Wed Feb 13, 2008, 01:37am
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Easy. Backcourt.

This is one of the best first posts I've ever seen from a nonofficial, be it a coach, or player, or fanboy. A well described situation, players properly identified, correct vocabulary, a quoted citation, a well thought out question, and an polite thank you.

FYI: Unlike baseball games, very few basketball games, with rare exception of the scorekeeper problem in a Heat game this year in the NBA, can be appealed.

Atreyu: Welcome to the Forum. Please contact your state athletic association and find out how to become a basketball official as soon as possible.
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Old Wed Feb 13, 2008, 01:37am
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Is there a rule that I could use to appeal this?
I don't want to print a forum page to try to get an appeal...
Help!
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Old Wed Feb 13, 2008, 01:38am
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Easy. Backcourt.

This is one of the best first posts I've ever seen from a nonofficial, be it a coach, or player, or fanboy. A well described situation, players properly identified, a quoted citation, a well thought out question, and an polite thank you.

FYI: Unlike baseball games, very few basketball games, with rare exception of the scorekeeper problem in a Heat game this year in the NBA, can be appealed.

Atreyu: Welcome to the Forum. Please contact your state athletic association and find out how to become a basketball official as soon as possible.
Much appreciated. I have considered being either a basketball official or a teacher. The parts that isn't cool is that I'm only 19 and stuck in college.
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Old Wed Feb 13, 2008, 02:09am
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4-35-3: The location of an airborne player is.........the same as at the time such player was last in contact with the floor.....
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Old Wed Feb 13, 2008, 02:22am
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4=35-3 ?
I'm not sure what that means.
What rule is it in the rulebook that I could look up?
I don't have a rulebook with me and I just want to have a rule to cite to the review board that says what you quoted.

Sorry for the confusion and thanks again for the help.
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Old Wed Feb 13, 2008, 03:00am
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Are you playing under NFHS rules? If so, the rule I have suggested is rule 4, section 35, article 3. The portion of this rule which I cited should cover the situation you have inquired about. What more is it that you want?
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Old Wed Feb 13, 2008, 03:11am
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I found it. Thanks a ton for the help!
I just didn't want to print out the thread as my reason for having an appeal.
I just wanted to be able to find their rulebook and have the rule clearly stated for simplicity and clarity.

Thanks a million for the help.
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Old Wed Feb 13, 2008, 06:52am
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The parts that isn't cool is that I'm only 19 and stuck in college.
Not cool to be 19 and stuck in college? Is he kidding????

I dare him to come back in 20 yrs and say that!!!
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