NFHS Case Play 4.42.3

Following a goal by A1 the ball is:
(a) inadvertently deflected under the bleachers;
(b) bouncing on the court just outside the end line as B1 makes his/her way toward the ball; or
(c) lying on the court just outside the end line as B1 delays the inbound by getting instruction from his/her coach. When does the throw-in begin and the ball become live?

In
(a), the official shall signal for the clock to be stopped. The throw-in begins and the ball becomes live when it is at the disposal of Team B. In
(b) and
(c), the throw-in begins and the ball becomes live when it is available to B1 and the official begins the throw-in count. In
(c), the throw-in count begins when the official determines B1 has had ample time to secure the ball; it need not be in B1’s possession.

NFHS Rules Reference:

(4-4-7d)

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