Defensive Foul before ball is inbounded, defender knocks over legal screener
This is an example of a defensive foul, occurring before the ball is inbounded by the offensive team. If a defensive player commits a foul before the ball is inbounded at any point of the game other than the last 2 minutes of a quarter or overtime period, the penalty is 2 free throws for the offended player. If the foul occurs before the ball is inbounded in the last two minutes of a quarter or overtime period, it is to be ruled an “away from the play” foul, and any player in the game on the offended team may attempt one free throw. On this play, the highlighted defensive player shoves the legal screener to the floor. Because the foul occurred prior to the throw-in, the offended team would be awarded two foul shots.