Charging, on-ball defender establishes legal position
This is an example of an on-ball offensive foul for charging. An on-ball, block/charge situation occurs when contact is made between a defensive player and an offensive player, who is moving in a particular direction or trying to change directions. 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. On this play, the defensive player steps into the path of the offensive player and the contact is initiated by the moving offensive player. This is an offensive foul for charging.