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Rule 4-34

RULE 4 - SECTION 34
PLAYERS/ BENCH PERSONNEL/ SUBSTITUTES/ TEAM MEMBERS

ART. 1 . . . A player is one of five team members who are legally on the court at any given time, except intermission.

ART. 2 . . . Bench personnel are all individuals who are part of or affiliated with a team, including, but not limited to: substitutes, coaches, manager(s) and statistician(s). During an intermission, all team members are bench personnel for the purpose of penalizing unsporting behavior.

ART. 3 . . . A substitute becomes a player when he/she legally enters the court. If entry is not legal, the substitute becomes a player when the ball becomes live. A player becomes bench personnel after his/her substitute becomes a player or after notification of the coach following his/her disqualification.

ART. 4 . . . A team member is a member of bench personnel who is in uniform and is eligible to become a player.

Source: NFHS Basketball Rules Book 2019-2020

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