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the ten second rule in Basketball is called when the offense (team with the ball) has not yet crossed half court on to the other side within the ten second time limit. The National Basketball Association changed this rule to the "8 second rule", where as the name suggests, an offensive player must cross the ball passed the half court line 8 seconds after gaining possession.

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10y ago

Varies state to state. NFHS rules state that there is a 10 second rule, however some states(usually the ones that utilize shot clocks such as California) do not use the rule. States without a shot clock (such as Arizona) typically do use the 10 second rule. NCAA women's basketball does not have a 10 second rule.

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12y ago

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you have ten seconds to get the ball across 1/2 court (8 in the NBA)

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the offense must advance the ball towards the hoop and attempt to score a basket. this means the can not just hold onto the ball and not do anything. if the do the ref will count to 10 and give the ball to the other team. this rule is a college and high school rule only and was taken out of the NBA when they changed the 1/2 court rule to 8 seconds and started running the shot clock as soon as the ball is inbounded

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12y ago

It's rarely called, but yes. When you're shooting free throws you have 10 seconds to shoot it. It was recently called on Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard, (2011) he took way too long to shoot his free throws as a result, he got a ten second violation.

And in the NCAA you have ten seconds to get the ball to the other side of the court, in the NBA it's eight.

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14y ago

When you don`t pass half court when your team is going down court off an inbound in 10 seconds.

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15y ago

If your opponent guards you long enough and you are not passing the ball the ref will call 5 seconds and the other team gets the ball.

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14y ago

You cannot stay behind the half-court line for 8 seconds.

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12y ago

When the offensive team has eight seconds to get the ball down to the other half side of the court to play offense.

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