Another name for the foul
lane. See: Lane.
To elude a defender
by doing a complete spin, making a 360-degree turn.
A game played with only 3 players on the court for each team.
Three-point Field Goal.
A field goal
worth three points because the shooter had both feet entirely beyond
the 3-point line - an arc that is between
19'9"; and 23'9" from the basket
- or jumping when he released the ball; also count if one foot is behind
the line while the other is in the air. Also "three pointer".
A semi-circle drawn around the center of the basket, with radius of 23 feet, 9 inches - 7.28 m. -( at
the top, intersecting with lines parallel to each sideline that are 22 feet - 6.70 m. -
away at their closest point ) in the NBA;
20 feet, 6 inches - 6.25 m. - in FIBA,
ULEB and international plays; and 19
feet, 9 inches - 6.06 m. - in college Basketball.
A 2-point field
goal followed by a successful free-throw.
See: Three-point Field Goal.
Three-seconds Area or Lane.
The rule that no part of an offensive player can spend no more than three consecutive seconds
within the free-throw lane unless the ball is being shot. Having any part of either foot on or inside the line
is considered being in the lane. If the shot
hits the rim, the player standing in
the lane gets a new three seconds. Once a
player steps outs the lane, the count resets, and can reenter the lane for another three seconds.
See: 3-second Rule.
The method by which a team with possession inbounds the ball. Putting the ball into play
after it has gone out of bounds;
after a score, a violation, or a personal foul for which no free throws are awarded; or at the
beginning of a period, in some cases.
The player making the throw-in has five seconds to pass the ball inbounds.