Basketball Signals

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Basketball Signals

When you’re watching basketball as presented by the NCAA, you might find it difficult to keep up with how the players, the scoreboard operator and even those who maintain the broadcast are able to respond so quickly to certain calls by the referee without being able to hear them. It’s all down to hand gestures and signals, and today we’ll see if you can tell us what each of them means!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Made 3-Point Basket

    • B. 

      3-Second Violation

    • C. 

      3-Point Attempt

    • D. 

      Violation

    • E. 

      Everything is OK

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      3-Second Count

    • B. 

      5-Second Count

    • C. 

      10-Second Count

    • D. 

      All Of The Above

    • E. 

      B & C Only

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Stop Clock for Violation

    • B. 

      Stop Clock for Personal Foul

    • C. 

      Stop Clock for Technical Foul

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      B & C Only

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Blocking Foul

    • B. 

      Hand Checking Foul

    • C. 

      Player Control Foul

    • D. 

      Holding Foul

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      3-Point Shot Made

    • B. 

      Jump Ball

    • C. 

      Over the Back Foul

    • D. 

      I Give That Play "Two Thumbs-Up"

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Over and Back Violation

    • B. 

      Palming Violation

    • C. 

      Carrying Violation

    • D. 

      All Of The Above

    • E. 

      None Of The Above

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Taveling Violation

    • B. 

      5-Second Closely Gaurded Count

    • C. 

      Player Control Foul

    • D. 

      Daunte Culpepper Touchdown Celebration

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Charging Foul

    • B. 

      Hand-Checking Foul

    • C. 

      Blocking Foul

    • D. 

      This Game Is So Boring

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Stop Clock For Violation

    • B. 

      Stop Clock For Foul

    • C. 

      Stop Clock For Out-Of-Bounds

    • D. 

      Stop Clock While I Tie My Shoe

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Holding Foul

    • B. 

      Intentional Foul

    • C. 

      Flagrant Foul

    • D. 

      All Of The Above

    • E. 

      B & C Only