Free Throw Violation, Defensive player steps into the lane prior to the release of the Free Throw
This is an example of a free throw violation committed by a defensive player positioned along the lane line. During free throw attempts, defensive players positioned along the lane lines may not enter the key nor vacate their lane space by more than three feet, until the ball is released by the shooter. On this play, the highlighted defensive player enters the key before the release of the ball by the shooter. Because the free throw attempt was unsuccessful, the offended team is awarded another free throw attempt. Had the free throw been made, play would continue without penalty.