page id: 235286 Basketball Field Goals Attempts Case Studies

Ball against the Backboard, Reb and Dunk

Case Study
Category: Basketball Field Goals Attempts
Event: Ball against the Backboard, Reb and Dunk
Documentation: eBA Basketball Statistics Creative Analysis System
References: Webinar #8 ~ Field Goals Statistical Registration  (external link)
Spanish ~ Español: Balón contra el Tablero, Rebote y Mate
Code: FG06


Hypothetical case but possible: A player intercepts an opponent pass and dribbles forward in a fast break. Near the free-throw line, the player stops legally and ends his dribble. He throws the ball against the backboard and follows the throw. While airborne, he rebounds the ball off the backboard and dunks.

It's legal ? Which is the tracking statistical rule of ALL this player play ?


Statistics Analysis Philosophy:
A player should not be charged for a shot from the field influenced by the illegal actions of himself or herself, or any teammates or opponents unless the shot results in a FGM.

The play as presented, shall be legal since the backboard is equipment located in the offensive half court of the offensive team, which a player of this team is entitled to use.

eBA Basketball  (external link) Statistics Tracking:
For the basketball statistical recording of this play we have to ways: the traditional statistician will give to the player a FGA, and OR and a FGM.

On the second way, the game analyst may allow himself to record only the FGM in the dunk category and ignore the first part of the play ( "since the backboard is equipment located in the offensive half court" ) if he feels it a was "show-time play" and not a shooting attempt, and wants to record the "real" possessions number.

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