Illegal Contact above Free Throw Line Extended, ‘stayed hand’ by defender
This is an example of a defensive foul for illegal contact between the dribbler and his defender. A defender using a “stayed hand” or repeatedly touching an offensive player with the ball is ILLEGAL outside the lower defensive box. On this play, the defender uses a “stayed hand” in making contact with the offensive player. While the contact does not appear to affect the offensive player’s speed, quickness, balance or rhythm, the “stayed hand” contact is a defensive foul.