THE SPIN TRAVEL

Step up your game a notch or two and get some of the ‘spin moves” that are blatantly illegal.

The dribble driver ends the dribble with his/her left foot as the pivot foot, then spins on that pivot foot and sets down the right foot (non-pivot foot) and then picks up the pivot foot and re-sets it before shooting. This is a travel.

It is hard enough for defenders to compete as it is. Their job is compounded if officials let dribble drivers have two different pivot feet on a play.

In order for this play to be legal, the shooter must release the ball before his/her pivot foot re-sets.

Don’t rule a travel if the play is executed legally, but be ready to get the illegal play.

The video clip below demonstrates the illegal action described above and is correctly ruled a travel.

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