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Monday Basketball League

League Notes:
1) Team Schedule: while you're all together in the gym today, talk about NEXT week, and let us know of any changes to next week's schedule, or if you want, any input on tonight.  Text or voicemail to office line. We are able to accommodate most input if given time enough. 503 597 8819
2) Stop Clock Rule change: Last 2 Minutes: clock now 'Toggles' in/out time based on the 6pt (Stop Clock) / 7pt (Run Clock) limit.
3) Winter 1 Season: Your team will play 7 games over 6 weeks as our dates for Monday Win1 are: Dec 5, 12,19,26 (2016), Jan 2, 9th, 16th (2017).
Monday January 16th (6 of 6)
Underline means two games this day
 
 
Crew Chief Referee Gym Lead Time Location Home Team Visitor Team
McCallister-J Belt-H McCallister-J 8:30pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #1 MAC A Team  vs Wednesdays Work
McCallister-J Belt-H McCallister-J 9:25pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #1 We Want Jimmy vs Shooters gotta shoot
Tillman-M Vasquez-J Tillman-M 8:30pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #2 PicktoPlay Beaverton vs Smoke Trees Hit Threes (Thurs)
Tillman-M Vasquez-J Tillman-M 9:25pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #2 AHHA Architecture vs PicktoPlay Beaverton
Lashley-S Reinhard-J Lashley-S 8:30pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #3 Sun Blazers (Intel) vs SilverBacks (Intel)
Lashley-S Reinhard-J Lashley-S 9:25pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #3 Rim Rats (Intel) vs Gorilla Crab Ballers (Intel)
Vaughn-K Host Norcia-J Vaughn-K Host 8:30pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #4 Weiler Ducks (Masters) vs Bugs
Vaughn-K Host Norcia-J Vaughn-K Host 9:25pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #4 Karl Goes Primetime (Intel) vs Picket Fence (Intel)
Lewis-K xxx Lewis-K 8:30pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #5 Ball Eagles vs PokeBallers
Lewis-K Fremont-C Lewis-K 9:25pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #5 Little Giants vs Ankle Takers (W-2)
Romero-J Thurn-T Romero-J 8:30pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #6 Lumber Cats vs Hand down Man Down
Romero-J Thurn-T Romero-J 9:25pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #6 Westside Shooters vs Hand down Man Down
Richardson-G Heckard-A Richardson-G 8:05pm @ SoccerPlex L-Town Regulators vs Monday Ghetto Blasters
Richardson-G Heckard-A Richardson-G 9:00pm @ SoccerPlex Maxim Ballers vs Monday Ghetto Blasters
Nelson-M Doolittle-S Nelson-M 6:20pm @ Salvation Army D-League All-Stars vs Advantage-NY
Nelson-M (10) Doolittle-S (10) Nelson-M 7:20pm @ Salvation Army No Game   No Game
Nelson-M Doolittle-S Nelson-M 8:15pm @ Salvation Army J5 (Mon) vs Tanyas Six Shooters
Nelson-M Doolittle-S Nelson-M 9:10pm @ Salvation Army SE Muddogs vs Tanyas Six Shooters
This is a great new gym BUT  do not arrive before 615pm as we cannot interfere with youth activities. 
Muslim Educational Trust Address: 10330 SW Schools Ferry Rd Tigard OR 97223
Peterson-J Vaughn-K Peterson-J 6:30pm @ Muslim Education Trust Robinsons Canby (Mon) Masters vs Robs Real Estate Services (Masters)
Peterson-J Vaughn/Martin Peterson-J 7:25pm @ Muslim Education Trust CompView (Masters) vs Beat Bretts Cancer
Peterson-J Martin-J Peterson-J 8:20pm @ Muslim Education Trust Toolby (Masters) vs Beat Bretts Cancer
Peterson-J Martin-J Peterson-J 9:20pm @ Muslim Education Trust Will pay tomorrow vs Mud Dawgs
Ross-R Tillman-L Tillman-L 6:45pm @ Friendly House Courtvision vs The Domestics (Masters)
Ross-R Tillman-L Tillman-L 7:40pm @ Friendly House Courtvision vs BCI Group
Ross-R Tillman-L Tillman-L 8:40pm @ Friendly House All Day vs BCI Group
Beutler-J Richards-M Richards-M 8:30pm @ Eastmoreland Courts #4 Bridge City Ballers vs Out of Shape
Beutler-J Richards-M Richards-M 9:20pm @ Eastmoreland Courts #4 EMBO vs Out of Shape
Stinson-D Burns-T Burns-T 6:20pm @ Warner Pacific College Gresham Let 3's Fly (W-2) vs West Coast Ballers
Players- do not dribble basketballs if you walk in and see a school basketball game going on- thanks (lets be respectful of the CCS game)
Stinson-D Burns-T Burns-T 8:00pm @ Columbia Christian School Gresham Terminators vs Microchip Technology
Stinson-D Burns-T Burns-T 8:55pm @ Columbia Christian School Gresham Average Joes vs Microchip Technology
Players- wait in lobby until 7:05pm- as referee will let you in once NCCS practices are finished
McElroy-K Buse-K McElroy-K 7:15pm @ North Clackamas Christian School Clackamas Ripcity Rascals  vs Clackamas PCC Deer Creek
McElroy-K Buse-K McElroy-K 8:10pm @ North Clackamas Christian School Ford Fiesta Gresham vs Clackamas PCC Deer Creek
McElroy-K Buse-K McElroy-K 9:05pm @ North Clackamas Christian School Clackamas Tres For Days  vs Clackamas Als Gators

OFF DAYS - here is the list of teams and which date you will play your off-day game:

We have some amazing matchups- for you- on 1 off-day per season.

Imagine your perfect matchup- a 5 point game- against a team you have never played against.

By playing 1 off-day per season, you will get that great game.

And in fact, because the other leagues will be (playing on an off-day, too)- you will get another great matchup.

So our off-day program will possibly give you 2 new teams to play a close game against! Its all about VARIETY and PARITY.

If your a Masters Team, you will get to play another Masters team from another day, if your an A team, you get an A team from another day.

That all being said, we realize that your time/days are valuable and spoken for-- so we want to give you advance notice of this off-day.

Please note your off day of play (now)- and make the appropriate adjustments ahead of time so you can make this game:

Team Off Day
*Toolby (Masters) Tuesday 12/13
*PWCC Auctions Tuesday 12/13
*Mud Dawgs Tuesday 12/13
*Clackamas Als Gators  
*All Day Tuesday 12/13
*Advantage-NY Tuesday 12/13
*Wednesdays Work Tuesday 12/13
Out of Shape Tuesday 12/13
*Bridge City Ballers Tuesday 12/13
Open spot Tuesday 12/13
   
*BCI Group Tuesday 12/20
   
Compview (Masters) Tuesday 1/10
Ball Eagles Tuesday 1/10
*Beat Bretts Cancer Tuesday 1/10
*Clackamas PCC Deer Creek Tuesday 1/10
*Clackamas Ripcity Rascals Tuesday 1/10
Courtvision Tuesday 1/10
*Monday Ghetto Blasters Tuesday 1/10
L-Town Regulators Tuesday 1/10
*Microchip Technology Tuesday 1/10
Money Shooters Tuesday 1/10
   
*AHHA Architecture Tuesday 1/17
Ford Fiesta Gresham Tuesday 1/17
Weiler Ducks Tuesday 1/17
*Polity Hoops (Masters) Tuesday 1/17
*Robinsons Canby (Mon) Masters Tuesday 1/17
The Ruckus Tuesday 1/17
*Slump Busters Tuesday 1/17
*Team Fantacy Tuesday 1/17
*Team Prodigy Tuesday 1/17
*Rogue Tuesday 1/17
*Optimus Dime Tuesday 1/17
*Robs Real Estate Services Tuesday 1/17
*Undetermined Tuesday 1/17
*Washington County Generals Tuesday 1/17
*NM Tuesday 1/17
   
   
   
   

 

Monday January 23rd (2 of 6)
UnderBold means two games this day
Crew Chief Referee Gym Lead Time Location Home Team Visitor Team
These gyms/hours/refs are copied from 1/9 per instructions from MD on 1/10 to do so. No NCCS, as also true for 9th.
McCallister-J Belt-H McCallister-J 8:30pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #1
McCallister-J Belt-H McCallister-J 9:25pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #1
McGlothen-K Vasquez-J Stores-J 8:30pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #2 C Championship Game vs C Championship Game
McGlothen-K Vasquez-J Stores-J 9:25pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #2
Lewis-K Norcia-J Lewis-K 8:30pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #3 A Championship Game vs A Championship Game
Lewis-K Norcia-J Lewis-K 9:25pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #3 B Championship Game vs B Championship Game
Vaughn-K Host Jones-P Vaughn-K Host 8:30pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #4
Vaughn-K Host Jones-P Vaughn-K Host 9:25pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #4
Lashley-S Briggs-R Lashley-S 8:30pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #5 Weiler Ducks guaranteed an 830pm on some court not #6 at Hoop. Freemont refs after.
Lashley-S Briggs-R Lashley-S 9:25pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #5
Penn-L Buse-K Penn-L 8:30pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #6 Pick to Play here on 23rd as well as below.
Freemont-C Buse-K Penn-L 9:25pm @ Beaverton Hoop Ct #6 Pick to Play (Penn plays this one)
Briggs-Robert Heckard-A Richardson-G 8:05pm @ SoccerPlex
Briggs-Robert Heckard-A Richardson-G 9:00pm @ SoccerPlex
McElroy-K Wilson-A McElroy-K 6:30pm @ Muslim Educational Trust
McElroy-K Wilson-A McElroy-K 7:25pm @ Muslim Educational Trust
McElroy-K Tillman-M McElroy-K 8:20pm @ Muslim Educational Trust
McElroy-K Tillman-M McElroy-K 9:20pm @ Muslim Educational Trust
Romero-J Tillman-L Romero-J 6:45pm @ Friendly House
Romero-J Tillman-L Romero-J 7:40pm @ Friendly House
Romero-J Tillman-L Romero-J 8:35pm @ Friendly House
Martin-J Peterson-J Martin-J 6:00pm @ Hillside Community Center
Martin-J Peterson-J Martin-J 6:55pm @ Hillside Community Center
Martin-J Peterson-J Martin-J 7:50pm @ Hillside Community Center
Martin-J Peterson-J Martin-J 8:45pm @ Hillside Community Center
Martin-J Peterson-J Martin-J 9:40pm @ Hillside Community Center
Nelson-M Doolittle-S Nelson-M 8:40pm @ Salvation Army
Nelson-M Doolittle-S Nelson-M 9:35pm @ Salvation Army
Ross-R Jamison-B Ross-R 7:10pm @ Discovery Middle School Ct #1
Ross-R Jamison-B Ross-R 8:05pm @ Discovery Middle School Ct #1
Ross-R Jamison-B Ross-R 9:00pm @ Discovery Middle School Ct #1
Coleman-J Reinhard-J Coleman-J 7:10pm @ Discovery Middle School Ct #2
Coleman-J Montoya-D Coleman-J 8:05pm @ Discovery Middle School Ct #2
Coleman-J Montoya-D Coleman-J 9:00pm @ Discovery Middle School Ct #2
Stinson-D Burns-T Burns-T 7:30pm @ Columbia Christian School
Stinson-D Burns-T Burns-T 8:30pm @ Columbia Christian School
Stinson-D Burns-T Burns-T 9:25pm @ Columbia Christian School
Richardson-G Training Soccer Plex
Richardson-G Training Soccer Plex

 

 

 

 

 

PortlandBasketball.com Winter 1 & 2 A Division
Day Team W L Win % AVG PF AVG PA AVG DIFF STR OF SCHED STREAK RANK PTS
1 Mon Wednesdays Work 4 0 1.00 113 75 38 3.00 W4 47.23
2 Mon Log Jammin 1 0 1.00 108 84 24 4.29 W1 45.85
3 Sun Dirty Doug 3 0 1.00 95 65 30 1.83 W3 44.97
4 Wed Team Dream 5 2 0.71 90 88 10 2.39 L1 42.16
5 Mon We Want Jimmy 5 2 0.71 76 69 15 2.79 L2 41.53
6 Sun Snap Fitness Ballers 1 1 0.50 62 78 16 4.25 L1 39.46
7 Wed JLS Custom Homes 2 3 0.40 90 92 11 2.00 W2 37.74
8 Mon J5 (Mon) 1 2 0.33 70 86 34 4.38 L1 37.33
9 Sun Splash Zone 0 1 0.00 40 50 10 6.00 L1 34.28
10 Wed Portland Marathon  0 4 0.00 66 82 16 3.89 L4 34.24
11 Sun Mastercraft Sun 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0.00 0 0.00
 Masters 40+ Division
Day Team W L Win % AVG PF AVG PA AVG DIFF STR OF SCHED STREAK RANK PTS
1 Sun SWAG Northwest (masters) 2 0 1.00 78 72 6 2.25 W2 40.69
2 Sun Old School (Masters) 2 1 0.67 73 63 10 1.67 W1 36.25
3 Wed SWAG Northwest (Masters) 4 1 0.80 70 75 22 1.60 W4 34.88
4 Mon The Domestics (Masters) 4 2 0.67 69 64 11 1.76 W1 33.89
5 Mon CompView (Masters) 2 4 0.33 67 74 14 2.09 W1 32.40
6 Mon Polity Hoops (Masters) 2 3 0.40 62 65 13 2.65 L1 31.29
7 Wed Dirty Sneakers (Masters) 1 5 0.17 74 85 18 3.28 L4 31.20
8 Mon Weiler Ducks (Masters) 1 4 0.20 63 82 20 2.96 W1 31.09
9 Mon Toolby (Masters) 2 3 0.40 57 70 18 1.83 W1 30.15
10 Mon Robinsons Canby (Mon) Masters 1 5 0.17 73 84 12 2.08 L2 28.01
11 Mon Robs Real Estate Services (Masters) 2 2 0.50 68 63 12 0.71 L1 27.92
12 Wed Robinsons Canby (wed) Masters 3 4 0.43 62 66 13 1.27 L1 27.61
13 Wed Eastside Masters House Team 2 4 0.33 76 77 9 1.58 L1 27.14
14 Wed LandSharks (Masters) 2 5 0.29 63 71 16 1.52 L1 26.01
15 Sun The Mike Perkins (Masters) 0 1 0.00 51 71 20 1.67 L1 25.58
Monday Winter 1 & 2 B Division
Day Team W L Win % AVG PF AVG PA AVG DIFF STR OF SCHED STREAK RANK PTS
1 Mon Tanyas Six Shooters 4 1 0.80 74 71 9 2.64 W2 36.42
2 Mon SE Muddogs 4 3 0.57 88 83 17 2.56 L2 35.93
3 Mon AHHA Architecture 2 4 0.33 67 69 17 2.85 L2 32.99
4 Mon CompView (Masters) 2 4 0.33 67 74 14 2.09 W1 32.40
5 Mon Weiler Ducks (Masters) 1 4 0.20 63 82 20 2.96 W1 31.09
Monday Winter 1 & 2 C Division
Day Team W L Win % AVG PF AVG PA AVG DIFF STR OF SCHED STREAK RANK PTS
1 Mon The Ruckus 5 1 0.83 70 63 7 2.25 W1 36.72
2 Mon Tanyas Six Shooters 4 1 0.80 101 74 35 2.47 W4 36.32
3 Mon PWCC Auctions  5 2 0.71 86 78 13 2.15 L1 35.00
4 Mon Team Prodigy 4 2 0.67 78 62 24 2.64 L1 34.71
5 Mon Beat Bretts Cancer 4 1 0.80 66 61 16 1.18 L1 34.67
6 Mon All Day 4 2 0.67 86 73 24 2.40 L1 34.45
7 Mon Bugs 4 2 0.67 75 75 9 1.89 W4 34.09
8 Mon NWM 4 2 0.67 77 68 18 1.94 W1 33.97
9 Mon The Domestics (Masters) 4 2 0.67 69 64 11 1.76 W1 33.89
10 Mon Will pay tomorrow 4 2 0.67 71 61 15 1.69 W2 33.76
11 Mon Rogue 4 2 0.67 67 73 16 1.50 W2 33.28
12 Mon Team Fantasy 3 2 0.60 54 44 13 1.63 W3 33.00
13 Mon Ball Eagles 4 3 0.57 76 76 15 1.73 L1 32.59
14 Mon PokeBallers 3 3 0.50 69 71 18 2.40 L2 32.23
15 Mon Clackamas Tres For Days  3 3 0.50 87 85 14 1.83 W1 31.95
16 Mon Slump Busters 3 3 0.50 76 74 10 1.54 L1 31.71
17 Mon Mud Dawgs 3 3 0.50 62 69 16 1.89 L1 31.62
18 Mon Polity Hoops (Masters) 2 3 0.40 62 65 13 2.65 L1 31.29
19 Mon Clackamas PCC Deer Creek 2 3 0.40 61 75 17 1.99 W1 30.35
20 Mon Toolby (Masters) 2 3 0.40 57 70 18 1.83 W1 30.15
21 Mon PicktoPlay Beaverton 1 4 0.20 77 87 18 2.06 L2 28.21
22 Mon Robinsons Canby (Mon) Masters 1 5 0.17 73 84 12 2.08 L2 28.01
23 Mon Money Shooters 1 5 0.17 68 74 9 1.81 L5 27.90
Monday Winter 1 & 2 Rec Division
Day Team W L Win % AVG PF AVG PA AVG DIFF STR OF SCHED STREAK RANK PTS
1 Mon Clackamas Als Gators 5 1 0.83 76 71 5 1.83 W5 34.32
2 Mon Undetermined 6 1 0.86 62 53 9 1.58 L1 33.85
3 Mon BCI Group 4 1 0.80 77 57 27 1.42 W2 32.64
4 Mon Gresham Terminators 3 1 0.75 65 59 9 1.16 W1 31.66
5 Mon Courtvision 3 2 0.60 79 64 21 1.68 W3 30.59
6 Mon Little Giants 4 2 0.67 76 80 8 0.74 W2 30.37
7 Mon Optimus Dime 3 3 0.50 61 68 16 1.57 L1 28.91
8 Mon D-League All-Stars 3 3 0.50 59 61 12 1.02 L2 28.35
9 Mon Robs Real Estate Services (Masters) 2 2 0.50 68 63 12 0.71 L1 27.92
10 Mon Ford Fiesta Gresham 2 4 0.33 63 66 14 1.75 W1 27.26
11 Mon Gresham Average Joes 2 4 0.33 64 68 11 1.45 L3 26.98
12 Mon Bridge City Ballers 2 5 0.29 61 63 10 1.69 L2 26.85
13 Mon EMBO 2 4 0.33 59 79 37 1.79 W1 26.81
14 Mon Clackamas Ripcity Rascals  2 4 0.33 57 72 17 1.53 L3 26.68
15 Mon Advantage-NY 2 4 0.33 56 62 13 1.22 L3 26.47
16 Mon Microchip Technology 1 3 0.25 52 59 12 1.54 W1 25.75
17 Mon Maxim Ballers 1 5 0.17 79 82 7 1.35 L1 25.40
18 Mon Washington County Generals 1 5 0.17 67 79 14 1.36 W1 24.67
19 Mon L-Town Regulators 1 5 0.17 55 69 20 1.40 L1 24.45
20 Mon Monday Ghetto Blasters 0 5 0.00 61 69 8 2.37 L5 24.27
21 Mon Out of Shape 0 5 0.00 62 71 14 1.44 L5 22.67

  • We have playoffs: College Football has Playoffs -finally- and so does PortlandBasketball.com! The reason we did not do playoffs in the past is because playoffs- historically have teams no-showing (no shows occurred because 'playoffs' occur in set times & locations that did not fit certain teams needs) and so historically PortlandBasketball.com found that teams would rather have all their games be intentionally scheduled rather than have playoffs that occur in a bad time/location. In fact, PortlandBasketball.com focus is two things we consider more important: 1. we provide parity each week (close games) & 2. we allow for schedule requests.
  • There are 4 championships per year; here is how we define our seasons: each season such as Summer 1 & Summer 2 are separately paid for 7 game seasons, but for the sake of defining a 'Summer Champion', it is the combination of the playing in both Summer 1 & Summer 2 that creates your overall record to get you in the 'Summer Championship tournament' (restated: 'Summer1' & 'Summer2'- will have one Summer champion). Thus, PortlandBasketball.com will have a Summer, Fall, Winter & Spring tournament.
  • Date of playoffs: the final week of the 2nd season (for example- for Spring 1 season & Spring 2 season, the championship will occur on the final date of 'Spring 2' season)
  • Awards: you get a photo- Facebook fame! And you got to play 1 free game (the Championship game is an extra/bonus game).
  • To qualify- requirement #1: to play in the tournament you must have played in both seasons of that 'seasonal name' (example for 'Spring' you must have played in Spring1 & Spring2). Exception: for teams that joined late you can 'pay for extra games' as long as you get to 10 games one week prior to the playoff dates).
  • To qualify- requirement #2: you must finish in the top 4 rankings (in your skill level) & (from the day that you are playing).
  • To qualify- requirement #3: you must be a team with matching jersey colors (every week) plus you paid on time.
  • The following are the championships that will occur (must play both the 1st & 2nd season- such as Fall1 & Fall2 to be eligible):
  • Monday A
  • Monday B
  • Monday C
  • Monday Rec
  • Monday WOMEN  (top 4 ranked teams after the 2 seasons- will play for the 'Womens league championship')
  • Tuesday (top 4 ranked teams after the 2 seasons- will play for the 'Tuesday league championship')
  • Wednesday A
  • Wednesday B
  • Wednesday C
  • Wednesday Rec
  • Thursday B (top 4 ranked teams after the 2 seasons- will play for the 'Thursday B league championship')
  • Thursday C (next 4 ranked teams after the 2 seasons- will play for the 'Thursday C league championship')
  • Friday  (top 4 ranked teams after the 2 seasons- will play for the 'Friday league championship')
  • Saturday (top 4 ranked teams after the 2 seasons- will play for the 'Saturday league championship')
  • Sunday A
  • Sunday B
  • Sunday C
  • Sunday Rec
  • Sunday COED (top 4 ranked CoEd teams after the 2 seasons- will play for the 'CoEd league championship')

Legal Guarding position (1 min)

Legal defensive position is that you are square (in front of) opponent prior to their final step of the move/shot. After the 'moment' of being in front and in 'legal guarding position'- you can be moving backward and/or jumping up and contact should be legal, as seen in this video; in fact, if you are in front and displaced, it can be a charge call.

Incidental contact (21 sec)

This play could have been a no-call as the contact seems very incidental ('incidental' meaning- the contact did not create an unfair advantage for the person being contacted). This video seems to show a defender flopping, not a defender displaced by contact and therefore this could just as easily be a 'no-call' from the referee as the contact was incidental.

Incidental contact (26sec) example 2

Defense gets to position prior to final step of offensive player- thus, the contact is going to be a no call or an offensive foul (offensive foul if the offensive player then displaces/dislodges the defender).

No Call - On a Shot (40 sec)

This is a no-call because the defense is there. Restated - contact is legal if the defense is there first.

No Call - On a Shot (1 min) example 2

This could be a no-call as the contact is not creating a disadvantage and trained referees know that a foul requires three things: 1) illegal position with 2) contact and 3) a disadvantage created and as the ball goes in pretty easily in this video, it kind of makes the argument that there was not really a disadvantage created.

Block/Charge? (36 sec)

Defense gets to position prior to final step of offensive player- thus, the contact is going to be a no call or an offensive foul (offensive foul if the offensive player then displaces/dislodges the defender).

Block/Charge? (1 min) example 2

This looks like a good call (a defensive foul). Plus if you think about it- a defender really should be 'defending'- not setting up for flops. A defender is a player trying to legally impede an offensive player from scoring- but the guy in the video is not trying to prevent scoring as much as he is trying to 'work the referees'.

Various Examples of Foul Calls (6 minutes)

PortlandBasketball.Com encourages players and referees to watch this video. There are 10 explanations of fouls vs 'no calls' vs charges in this training video.

Law of Verticality (1 minute)

If defender gets "in front of" an offensive player prior to that offensive player's final step of his move/shot, than that defender is entitled to (law of verticality) to the space behind him and 'to the ceiling'; in other words the defender can jump straight up (but- proof of jumping straight up- is that defender landed close to the same spot on floor when coming down). Important- for safety- to understand this concept of jumping straight up as opposed to jumping outward.

Law of Verticality (6 minutes) explanation

All players in PortlandBasketball.com, for safety reasons, need to watch this video explanation of the law of verticality and how it relates to safety- thank you.

2016 Verticality Rule

2016 Definition of a Foul &/or a No-Call