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What is defensive 3 seconds?

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A defensive 3-second violation occurs when a defensive player is positioned in the 16-foot lane or the area extending 4 feet past the lane endline and is not actively guarding an opponent within 3 seconds. Actively guarding means being within arms length of an offensive player and in a guarding position.

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