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What is alternate possession?

Jump Ball

In high school and college basketball, there is a jump ball only at the beginning of the game and then only if the game goes to overtime would there be another jump ball. For every dual possesion call, the officials use an alternating possesion arrow to determine who gets the ball. The NBA has a much better rule in my opinion. For every dual-possesion jump ball call, they actually have a jump ball. They reward a great defensive play by letting them "jump it up".



10/19/2011 9:47:11 AM
that ball guy ;) said:

verry good helped me with my btec work thanks

1/11/2012 11:05:19 AM
Jamie King said:

For clarification, is it a traveling violation if a player tips the ball at the jump ball to themselves and catches it? I thought it was just a violation?

2/19/2012 1:11:58 PM
gb said:

At the start of a game, is bouncing the ball off of the floor a proper jump ball?

2/23/2012 2:48:52 PM
John Kirby said:

When did the jump ball stop, in early 60 or 70?


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