March Madness is right around the corner, & if you're anything like us here at MOD, you need some help keeping up with the game & all that crazy terminology. Here's a crash course for you so you can watch AND be informed:
A layup is a one-handed shot made from near the basket, especially one that rebounds off the backboard.
A screen is an offensive strategy in which a player without the ball stands in the way of a defensive player. The offensive player must remain stationary during the process, or a moving screen will be called and the result will be an offensive foul and a turnover.
An assist is when a player passes the ball to a teammate in a way that leads to a score.
A crossover is a basketball maneuver in which a player dribbling the ball switches the ball rapidly from one hand to the other, to make a change in direction.
A rebound is when a player from either team retrieves the ball and gains possession after a missed shot.
A block occurs when a defensive player stops an offensive player from making a shot by blocking the ball with his or her hand(s).
A steal occurs when a defensive player legally causes a turnover by his positive, aggressive action(s).
A foul is an infraction of the rules more serious than a violation. Most fouls occur as a result of illegal personal contact with an opponent and/or unsportsmanlike behavior.
A flop is when a player attempts to draw a foul on an opposing player by acting, fabricating or over-exaggerating the extent of contact.
10. Slam Dunk
A slam dunk is a shot in which a player thrusts the ball forcefully down through the basket.
Now you can yell at the screen & no one can call you on it. You know what's up.
MARCH MADNESS, YO!
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