Rule 10-2


ART. 1 . . . Allow the game to develop into an actionless contest, this includes the following and similar acts:

a. When the clock is not running consuming a full minute through not being ready when it is time to start either half.

b. Delay the game by preventing the ball from being made promptly live or from being put in play. See 7-5-1 and 8-1-2 for the resumption-of-play procedure to use after a time-out or the intermission between quarters. The procedure is used prior to charging a technical foul in these specific situations.

c. Commit a violation of the throw-in boundary-line plane, as in 9-2-10, after any team warning for delay.

d. Contact with the free thrower or a huddle of two or more players in the lane by either team prior to a free throw following any team warning for delay.

e. Interfering with the ball following a goal after any team warning for delay.

f. Not having the court ready for play following any time-out after any team warning for delay.

ART. 2 . . . Have more than five team players participating simultaneously.

ART. 3 . . . Request an excess time-out.

ART. 4 . . . Commit an unsporting foul.

ART. 5 . . . Fail to have all players return to the court at approximately the same time following a time-out or intermission.

ART. 6 . . . Allow players to lock arms or grasp a teammate(s) in an effort to restrict the movement of an opponent.

PENALTY: (Section 2) Two free throws plus the ball for a division-line throw-in. (Arts. 1, 4, 5, 6) Penalized when they occur. (Art. 2) Penalized if discovered while being violated. (Art. 3) Penalized when discovered. Head coach does not lose the privilege of the coaching box.

Source: NFHS Basketball Rules Book 2019-2020

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