This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice offers a "You Make the Call" scenario dealing with the 10-second clock in basketball.
Be The Referee is a series of short messages designed to help educate people on the rules of different sports, to help them better understand the art of officiating, and to recruit officials.
Below is this week's segment – You Make the Call: 10-Second Clock - Listen
Let’s test your knowledge of high school basketball rules with this “you make the call.”
The Blue team is in control of the ball in the backcourt and the Red team is applying a full-court press. Eight seconds into the possession, the Blue team calls a timeout. You make the call.
When play resumes, how much time does the Blue team have to get the ball into the frontcourt?
Whenever play stops in the backcourt in high school basketball – for a timeout, a ball knocked out of bounds, a held ball, a foul or defensive violation; and a new-throw in is awarded – the 10-second clock is reset. This is different is several ways from the college rule. The Blue team resumes play with a fresh 10-second count to advance the ball into the frontcourt.
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