Rule 7-5


ART. 1 . . . When a team does not make a thrower available, after a timeout (as in 7-4-4) or the intermission between any quarter (as in 6-2-3), the resumption-of-play procedure is used to prevent delay. The administering official will sound the whistle to indicate play will resume. In each situation:

a. The ball must be put in play if Team A is ready or it must be placed on the floor.

b. The throw-in count must begin and if a violation occurs, the procedure will be repeated for Team B.

c. Following a violation by one team only, if that team continues to delay when authorized to make a throw-in, it is a technical foul.

d. Following a violation by both teams, any further delay by either team is a technical foul.

ART. 2 . . . Designated out-of-bounds spot throw-in nearest the violation:

a. After any violation, as in 9-2 through 10 and 9-13, the official must place the ball at the disposal of an opponent of the player who committed the violation.

b. After goaltending or basket interference by the offensive team, as in 9-12 Penalty 2

c. After a free-throw violation by the throwing team, as in 9-1, provided there are no additional free throws to be awarded, any opponent of throwing team must make the throw-in.

ART. 3 . . . Designated out-of-bounds spot throw-in nearest to where the ball became dead:

a. Any player of the team in control must make the throw-in, as in 7-4- 4.

b. After a double personal foul, as in 4-19-8a; a double technical foul, as in 4-19-8b; or a simultaneous foul, as in 4-19-10, play must be resumed from the point of interruption. See 4-36.

ART. 4 . . . Designated out-of-bounds spot throw-in nearest the foul:

a. After a player-control foul, as in 4-19-6; a team-control foul, as in 4-19-7; or after a common foul prior to the bonus rule being in effect, as in 4-19-2, any player of the offended team must make the throw-in.

b. After an intentional foul, as in 4-19-3, or a flagrant personal foul, as in 4-19-4, any player from the team to whom the free throws have been awarded must make the throw-in.

ART. 5 . . . Designated out-of-bounds spot throw-in behind the backboard must be made from the nearer free-throw lane line extended.

ART. 6 . . . Designated out-of-bounds spot throw-in at the division line opposite the scorer’s and timer’s table:

a. After a technical foul, as in 4-19-5, any player of the team to whom the free throws have been awarded must make the throw-in.

b. For an alternating-possession throw-in to start the second, third and fourth quarters, any player from the team with the possession arrow must make the throw-in.

ART. 7 . . . A throw-in anywhere along the end line after a goal or an awarded goal for basket interference or goaltending by a defensive player, as in 9-12 Penalty 1, the team not credited with the score must make a throw-in from the end of the court where the goal was made and from any point outside the end line and the officials must signal such.

a. Any player of the team may make a direct throw-in or he/she may pass the ball along the end line to a teammate(s) outside the boundary.

b. A team retains this privilege if the scoring team commits a violation or common foul (before the throw-in ends and before the bonus rule is in effect) and the ensuing throw-in spot would have been on the end line.

Source: NFHS Basketball Rules Book 2019-2020

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