Charging, on-ball defender establishes legal position
This is an example of an on-ball offensive foul for charging. A defender is permitted to establish his legal guarding position in the path of a dribbler, thus “beating him to the spot.” To get into a legal position, the defender needs to establish himself in the path of the offensive player before contact is made. A defensive player may establish a legal position while he is still moving, as long as the defensive player beats the offensive player to the spot. On this play, the defensive player is moving parallel to the dribbler’s path when the offensive player then changes direction and initiates contact with that legal defensive player, and thus, this is an offensive foul for charging.