Ep 21.02 | Basketball Rules Expert | Were the officials correct? |
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There are different ways for officials to learn the rules of basketball. We find that reviewing play scenarios can make the rules questions more vivid.

With our Basketball Rules Expert series we hope to do just that. A play scenario unfolds, just as it would in a game, and we then need to have the rules with us to adjudicate the play properly.

Join us for some play review and let’s all get better as basketball officials.

Were the officials correct, yes or no?

00:00 Intro

01:08 Show Starts!

01:59 Thanks to our show supporters

02:39 Play Scenario 1 - Foul in Bonus then Double Ts

04:42 Play Scenario 2 - Free-Thrower is Displaced. Try misses.

08:47 Play Scenario 3 - Both Teams change Book Pre-Game

10:34 Play Scenario 4 - Bench Personnel Celebrates Early

13:15 Play Scenario 5 - 5th Player Foul Snafu

19:12 Play Scenario 6 - Player Runs OUT-OF-BOUNDS to get open

21:07 Thanks to our show supporters

Bring any NFHS rules questions. Join us as we build a slow ramp up to the 2021-22 basketball season. Perfect for officials at all levels of officiating. Join in and become part of the community.

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▽ Music Credit

Intro: Up All Night / Silent Partner

Outro: Get Back / Silent Partner


• Basketball Rules Expert


• 2-Person High School Mechanics


• Wired officials videos


• You Make the Call


• 3-person High School Mechanics videos


• 5 Minutes on Officiating


• Full Game Videos


As always, keep working hard and let's get better together.


Note: This video is archival in nature. Rules, interpretations, mechanics, philosophies and other information may or may not be correct for the current year.


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