page id: 235344 Basketball Fouls Case Studies

Pushing a teammate who makes foul

Case Study
Category: Basketball Fouls
Event: Pushing a teammate who makes foul
Documentation: eBA Basketball Statistics Creative Analysis System  (external link)
References: Webinar #9 ~ Free Throws Statistical Registration Analysis  (external link)
Spanish ~ Español: Empujando a un jugador quien comete la falta
Code: FO05


An offensive player cross the court passing the lane through, a defender make contact with him but the referee calls the foul on another defensive player saying that this player pushed the teammate who contacted the offensive player .

Is it an Official' error ? Is not this case a foul on the player who makes the first contact... that's means the player who pushes the opponent against the rules ?


At the beginning the rules were as this case question relates: pushing a teammate in order to make him to contact an opponent, the player who pushed was responsible of the foul . Actually, who makes the contact is credited with the foul.

eBA Basketball  (external link) Statistics Tracking=
The eBA System  (external link) qualification of the foul will be " neutral " ( not "good" neither "bad" foul ) because he was not the responsible for the contact .

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