Inbounding in basketball

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Inbounds means within the dimensions of the playing court. Out of bounds means outside the dimensions of the playing court.

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The inbound line is the line that runs around the entire court. This is also called the out of bounds line, as when you step on or outside of it, you are out of bounds, and you commit a turnover.

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No you can't.

In an inbounding the basketball sitiation can a defensive player touch the ball while in the inbounding players hands?

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Does possession arrow not change if there is a violation on the inbounding pass after the jump ball is called?

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