Foul Line Basketball

Last Updated on: 18th September 2023, 11:52 pm

The foul line in basketball, also known as the free-throw line, is a line located 15 feet (4.57 meters) away from the center of the basket. It is used to determine where players shoot free throws after they have been fouled by an opposing player.

When a player is fouled during a game, they are awarded free throws based on the type of foul committed and the number of team fouls accumulated by the opposing team. The player shooting the free throw stands behind the foul line and attempts to make the shot without any interference from the opposing team.

In addition to free throws, the foul line is also used to determine the position of players during certain situations, such as jump balls and inbound passes. It is an important part of the game and is used to ensure fair play and equal opportunities for all players.