This glossary of basketball terms is a list of definitions of terms used in the game of basketball.Like any other major sport, basketball features its own extensive vocabulary of unique words and phrases used by players, coaches, sports journalists, commentators, and fans.
Basketball Glossary Air Ball: The ball misses the hoop and backboard entirely. Alley-oop: A high arc pass to a teammate in a position near the basket to leap and score. Alternating-possession rule: A rule in which teams take turns possessing the ball after stopped plays. Assist: A pass that sets up ...
A Glossary of Basketball Terms. A B C D E F H I J L M O P R S T U W Z. Arm Bar- Action of using forearm to body check offensive player. Balanced Floor- Offensive formation displaying optimum spacing. Ball- Term used to call alert defenders of a loose or tipped ball. Ballhandler- The player who dribbles and runs the offense.
Basketball Rules Player Positions Basketball Strategy Basketball Glossary. Back to Sports. Back to Basketball. Airball - A basketball shot that misses everything; net, backboard, and rim. Ally-oop - A pass high above the basketball rim that allows a player to catch and slam dunk or drop in the ball in one motion.
Glossary of Basketball Term. Glossary of Basketball Term. 24-second violation. (NBA, WNBA, FIBA) a shot-clock violation. 3x3. A formalized version of three-on-three halfcourt basketball created by FIBA in 2007, and currently being heavily promoted by the federation. Originally known as FIBA 33. 5x5.
Baseball Pass. Baseline. Basket Interference. Beat The Defender. Bench. Bench Points. Big Man. Bird Rights. Block City.
250+ Basketball Terms You Must Know. -- 1, 2, 3 --. 1-2-1-1 Press - A true full-court press with many possible variations. The goal of the press is to trap the basketball immediately after it has been inbounded into play. This allows the defense a lot of time to recover if the offensive team is able to break the press.
An unblocked shot that fails to hit the rim or backboard. Does not reset the shot clock. alley oop. An offensive play in which a player throws the ball up near the basket to a teammate (or, more rarely, to himself) who jumps, catches the ball in mid air and immediately scores a basket, usually with a slam dunk.