position. One of two players who usually operate near a corner, on both offense and defense. Players at this position are either classified
as a small forward or a power forward
depending upon their specific areas expertise, and often their size: forwards
are usually smaller than the center
and bigger than the guards; often a
team's highest scorers.
Forward; Small Forward.
Usually, contact between two players which break the rules but are not floor violation, penalized by
a change in possession or free-throw opportunities. Also: Personal
Foul. See: Technical Foul.
See: Free Throw Circle.
See: Free Throw Line.
To be disqualified from a game for committing more fouls than the rules permit. Most leagues permit five fouls;
the NBA and the Big East permit six.
See: Free Throw.
Foul Trouble: "Faltas,
En Problema por"
Ver: Faltas, En Problema por
When a player is nearing the limit for the personal fouls before he is ejected from the
game, or a team is nearing the limit in each period after which all fouls
become shooting fouls. See: Over the Limit.
A ball control offense in which players form a large
box, with one player in each corner of the frontcourt and the fifth player near the free throw line. The player pass the ball
around and set screens for each
other. The chief object is to keep possession
of the ball while taking time off the clock, but a player will often score out the offense by making a quick move to the basket after the defense has been lulled by the continual passing.
A 3-point shot
scored when the player is fouled in
the act of shooting
followed by a consequent and successful free throw.