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Forum: Basketball Fri Jun 24, 2022, 05:45pm
Replies: 58
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Posted By BillyMac
Body Bumping ...

Agree.

NFHS Basketball Points of Emphasis - 2017-18

Guarding. The addition of rule 10.7.12, has been successful in its intent to clean up illegal contact on the ballhandler/dribbler and post...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jun 24, 2022, 02:19pm
Replies: 58
Views: 1,334
Posted By BillyMac
History ...

2008-09 NFHS Points Of Emphasis
Hand-checking. Defenders are not permitted to have hands on the dribbler or offensive players away from the ball. Hand-checking is not incidental contact; it gives a...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jun 24, 2022, 01:52pm
Replies: 58
Views: 1,334
Posted By BillyMac
First Shot Across The Bow ...

Up until recently, most of our guys only called "touch" handcheck fouls (when there was no obvious advantage gained) when the handchecks were multiple, persistent, and very obvious, often first...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jun 24, 2022, 01:36pm
Replies: 58
Views: 1,334
Posted By BillyMac
Big Bucks ...

Agree that incidental contact is still in the rulebook.

Good officials have to adjudicate based on both 4-27 and 10-7-12.

That's why basketball officials get paid the big bucks.

As usual,...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jun 24, 2022, 01:19pm
Replies: 58
Views: 1,334
Posted By BillyMac
Judgment ...

Judgment does have a role, but multiple points of emphases and a recent rule language change, have taken away some of that judgment.

A single, momentary "hot stove" touch with one hand? Legal....
Forum: Basketball Fri Jun 24, 2022, 01:04pm
Replies: 58
Views: 1,334
Posted By BillyMac
Advantage/Disadvantage ...

The situations you described in an earlier post certainly describe advantage/disadvantage situations (player falls, player loses ball, player makes a bad pass, player goes out of bounds, player had...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jun 24, 2022, 09:57am
Replies: 0
Views: 85
Posted By BillyMac
NBA Rules Cheat-Sheet ...

We've got a bunch of guys working the Greater Hartford Pro-Am League, a summer league combining professional players and amateur players, using many NBA rules. The guys working these games are mostly...
Forum: Basketball Thu Jun 23, 2022, 04:33pm
Replies: 58
Views: 1,334
Posted By BillyMac
Timing ...

If one is going to call a freedom of movement hand check "touch" foul, do it early in the game. Don't call your first "touch" foul with a minute to go in the fourth period of a tied game.


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Forum: Basketball Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:43am
Replies: 58
Views: 1,334
Posted By BillyMac
Old-Time Religion (1873) ...

This sounds like the long held NFHS philosophy based on advantage and disadvantage. It still exists. Of course, it has to be called. Nobody can argue that.

A player or a team should not be...
Forum: Basketball Sun Jun 19, 2022, 08:55am
Replies: 58
Views: 1,334
Posted By BillyMac
Accurate Count ...

While I don't frequently do this, I will do this several times over a season to see if my count is accurate. Always a few times in preseason scrimmages.

If you're in a state where you are not...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jun 17, 2022, 01:43pm
Replies: 58
Views: 1,334
Posted By BillyMac
Slow Hand (The Pointer Sisters, 1981) ...

Using the shot clock for a ten second count would certainly take care of the issue of "slow counters" and "fast counters", especially in situations with a backcourt inbounds after stopped clock (made...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jun 17, 2022, 10:19am
Replies: 58
Views: 1,334
Posted By BillyMac
One Universal Scholastic Ten Second Rule ...

I, for one, believe that it muddies the water to have two different ten second rules, one for scholastic games with a shot clock, and one for scholastic games with no shot clock, especially for those...
Forum: Basketball Thu Jun 16, 2022, 02:34pm
Replies: 0
Views: 124
Posted By BillyMac
CPR Saves Referee ...

https://sports.yahoo.com/basketball-player-uses-cpr-to-save-referee-at-minor-league-game-130729452.html

Back before computers, smart phones, emails, websites, etc., every fall we would receive...
Forum: Basketball Thu Jun 16, 2022, 10:08am
Replies: 58
Views: 1,334
Posted By BillyMac
Fish Or Cut Bait ...

NFHS shot clock ten second rule says "touch" while NFHS stand-alone ten second rule remains unchanged and still says "possession".

One, or the other, has to be changed.

Or, perhaps the NFHS...
Forum: Basketball Wed Jun 15, 2022, 02:58pm
Replies: 58
Views: 1,334
Posted By BillyMac
From NFHS ...

2022-23 Basketball Rules Changes
3-5-4d: Allows hair adornments provided they are securely fastened close to the head and do not
present an increased risk to the player, teammates, or opponents....
Forum: Basketball Sun Jun 12, 2022, 02:51pm
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By BillyMac
Pile On Plays ...

Agree. Even if Curry didn't have the ball, Smart should not be climbing on his back. Common foul in my high school game.
Forum: Basketball Fri Jun 10, 2022, 01:10pm
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By BillyMac
Intentional ??? Dirty ???

Hustle from all? Absolutely. Ugly? Yes. Uncalled fouls? Sure.

Intentional? Dirty?

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Forum: Basketball Wed Jun 08, 2022, 05:25pm
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By BillyMac
Impact Of Name, Image And Likeness On High School Athletics ...

From the NFHS:

Along with recruitment and retention of officials and related behavior issues in high school sports, which were addressed in this column last week, another concern across the high...
Forum: Basketball Wed Jun 08, 2022, 03:58pm
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By BillyMac
Greaser ...

He would never have a pack of cigarettes in his pants, that's not cool, he'd have it rolled up in his undershirt sleeve. Now that's cool.

That where I keep my heart pills, and I'm the coolest guy...
Forum: Basketball Mon Jun 06, 2022, 03:17pm
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By BillyMac
Come To Marlboro Country ...

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Who would have never thought that this rule would ever come into play in any sport?
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Forum: Basketball Mon Jun 06, 2022, 10:31am
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By BillyMac
Been There, Done That ...,

I went through the same experience as a young official. Weekends and weekday "off" nights. Worked for many different assigners other than my high school assigner. Youth recreation, travel, mens...
Forum: Basketball Sun Jun 05, 2022, 03:50pm
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By BillyMac
Connecticut High School Name Image Likeness ...

https://www.courant.com/sports/high-schools/hc-sp-hs-ciac-nil-guidelines-20220604-qeemxm2w6vdgtg6sthwamkqaie-story.html
Forum: Basketball Fri Jun 03, 2022, 12:04pm
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By BillyMac
Drawn In ...

If the uncomfortable shooter is legally allowed to start his motion and stop to adjust, it seems fair to not penalize the non-shooters who are drawn in, start their motion, and move across a line.
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Forum: Basketball Fri Jun 03, 2022, 08:42am
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By BillyMac
Does Not Feel Comfortable ...

Unless the shooter does "not feel comfortable after starting his motion and stops to adjust". That could legally happen in the first minute of the first period, or the last minute of the fourth...
Forum: Basketball Wed Jun 01, 2022, 03:41pm
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By BillyMac
Too Many Games ???

Bingo. Happened to me. For the first time ever, I worked too many scholastic games. Never thought that I would ever say that about scholastic games. There were times that I was praying for snow to...
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