Basketball terms

by gerb0150wr
(59 terms)
term Description
dribble By bouncing the ball with your hand
shoot
score
block As in blocking a shot or the small area painted on either side of the lane near the hoop
lane
pick As in setting a non moving position to block someone on the oposing team
screen Another term for pick
three pointer A shot worth three points
two pointer A shot worth two points
free throw
free throw line
three point line
offense
defense
man to man A type of defense
zone A type of defense
inside out A dribbling technique
crossover A dribbling technique
dunk
point guard
post
wing
shot clock
alley oop
foul
technical A serious type of foul
assist
backboard
net
rim
make a basket Score
layup
airball
box out An action performed when a shot goes up
travel A penalty received for running with the ball without dribbling 
charge A penalty received when an offensive player runs into stationary defender knocking them over
carry A penalty received for carrying the ball too much at the apex of the dribble
double dribble A penalty received when a player dribbles, stops dribbling, and then starts again
give an elbow
breakaway
post up An offensive move to try to gain position near the basket 
turnover
key the long painted area in front of the basket up to the free throw line
out of bounds
NBA National league
ball hog A player who doesn't pass the ball
baseline
timeout
bench
triple double When a player records 10 or more of each of the following: points, rebounds and assists
beat the buzzer Score before the final buzzer sounds
drop a dime An assist without looking
fadeaway
foul out
hang time The amount of the time a player is in the air
jump ball
overtime
pivot
rimshot