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As many seconds as you like, as long as you don't violate the shot clock rule.

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Q: How many seconds can you hold onto the ball before you passshoot or dribble in basketball?
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What is the longest amount time a player should keep possession of the ball in basketball before passing to a teammate?

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A fast break is when a team tries to dribble the ball to their basket as quickly as possible to try and score before the other team has time to assemble.

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