Recent basketball rule approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee at its annual meeting April 24-26 in Indianapolis will change how foul shooting will be awarded. Gone is the 1×1. Starting this season the teams will be awarded 2 fouls shots for applicable fouls when in the bonus. Teams will get into the bonus when the opponent goes beyond 5 fouls. Team foul total will be reset at the start of each quarter. This change was driven as a injury reduction change.
In addition, the throw-in procedure for front-court violations was simplified. When the ball is in team control in the offensive team’s frontcourt and the defensive team commits a violation, a common foul prior to the bonus, or the ball becomes dead, the corresponding throw-in by the offensive team will be at one of four designated spots determined by where the infraction took place. The designated spots are either the nearest 28-foot mark along each sideline or the nearest spot three feet outside the lane line on the end line. The one exception is when the defensive team causes a ball to be out of bounds, the throw-in shall be the spot where the ball went out of bounds.
–Mike Jones, Sportswriter
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