Martell Webster is a former American professional basketball player who played 10 seasons in the National Basketball Association. The sixth player taken in the 2005 NBA draft, Webster played for Portland and Washington between 2005 and 2015, his best season came in 2012–13 when he started 62 games for the Wizards and averaged 11.4 points per game. Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Webster was listed as the No. 4 shooting guard and the No. 5 player in the nation in 2005. He opted to go prep-to-pro. Webster was selected by the Blazers with the sixth pick in the 2005 NBA draft after the Blazers' traded their third pick to the Utah Jazz just hours before the draft, he was assigned to the Fort Worth Flyers of the NBA Development League by the Blazers in January 2006, in doing so became highest-drafted player to be assigned to the D-League until Hasheem Thabeet. He returned to the Portland Trail Blazers in February 2006, he scored a season-high 26 points in a January 5, 2008 win over the Utah Jazz, with 24 of them scored in the third quarter.
He is one of the last high school players to be chosen in an NBA draft due to new draft eligibility rules introduced in 2006. In October 2008, Webster signed $20 million contract extension. On February 20, 2009, it was announced by Trail Blazers athletic trainer Jay Jensen that Webster would miss the rest of the 2008–09 NBA season with a left foot injury, having only played 5 minutes during the season. On January 23, 2010, he scored a season-high 28 points in a win against the Detroit Pistons. Webster was traded on June 24, 2010 to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Ryan Gomes and the rights to draft pick Luke Babbitt. Webster underwent back surgery in October 2010 and missed nearly half the 2010–11 NBA season, leading Timberwolves General Manager David Kahn to charge the Trail Blazers with failure to adequately disclose a known injury. Another back surgery followed in September 2011, limiting Webster to just 47 games for the Wolves in the 2011–12 season. In spring 2013 Kahn's complaint was settled by the Blazers for $1.5 million just before the matter was brought to a formal hearing before the NBA.
It was said to be among the largest cash settlements in such a case. Both teams were sworn to secrecy about the exact terms of the deal, according to basketball journalist Henry Abbott of ESPN. On July 13, 2012, Webster was waived by the Timberwolves, he signed with the Washington Wizards on August 2012, on a one-year, $1.6 million contract. On March 16, 2013, Webster scored a career-high 34 points in a win over the Phoenix Suns tying another career-high with seven three-pointers. On July 10, 2013, Webster re-signed with the Wizards. In 2014–15, Webster missed the first 30 games of the season after he underwent surgery in June 2014 to repair a herniated disk in his lower back, he was ruled out for three to five months, as he returned to action on December 30, 2014 against the Dallas Mavericks. On November 20, 2015, Webster was ruled out for the 2015–16 season after undergoing successful surgery to repair the labrum and damaged cartilage in his right hip, he was subsequently waived by the Wizards ten days later.
On September 25, 2017, Webster was added to the New Orleans Pelicans' training camp roster. However, five days Webster decided to leave training camp and retire from basketball. Webster's mother, Cora McGuirk, disappeared in 1990. Although her body was never found, Gary Ridgway, known as the "Green River Killer", a serial killer who murdered dozens of women and girls in Washington during the 1980s and 1990s, is thought to be responsible for killing her, his cousin is NBA veteran Jason Terry. In 2015, Webster co-founded EYRST, an independent record label focusing on hip hop, based in Portland, Oregon, he released his first mixtape, ARTT, on July 14, 2016, his first EP on August 12, 2016, entitled Emerald District, produced by Seattle hip hop producer Jake One. Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
Ikechukwu Somtochukwu Diogu is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player for the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association. Diogu's parents, natives of Nigeria, moved to the U. S. in 1980 to pursue further education. They moved from Buffalo, New York, where he was born, to Garland, Texas. Ike attended Austin Academy enrolled at Garland High School. Diogu is a member of the Igbo ethnic group. Diogu stands at 6 foot 9 inches tall, considered undersized for an NBA power forward, but he makes up for his lack of height with his muscle, girth and 7'4" wingspan. Diogu attended Arizona State University, he garnered several honors, both in the Pac-10 Conference and nationally. He won Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, Pac-10 Player of the Year in his final season with ASU, as a Junior. Many in the public speculated that Diogu would enter the draft after playing for his third season with Arizona State. On June 21, 2005, he made the decision to enter the NBA draft. Diogu was selected 9th overall in the first round of the 2005 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors.
On December 23, 2005, he recorded a professional career-best 27 points on 13–15 shooting, surpassing his previous best by 12 points. On January 17, 2007, whom Larry Bird called the "gem" of the deal, was traded to the Indiana Pacers along with teammates Mike Dunleavy, Jr. Troy Murphy, Keith McLeod for Stephen Jackson, Al Harrington, Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Josh Powell. On June 26, 2008, Diogu was traded by Indiana to the Portland Trail Blazers along with the draft rights to Jerryd Bayless in exchange for Jarrett Jack, Josh McRoberts and the draft rights to Brandon Rush to the Indiana Pacers. Diogu was traded to the Sacramento Kings for the Chicago Bulls' Michael Ruffin on February 18, 2009. Diogu signed with the New Orleans Hornets on July 29, 2009, but never appeared in a game for the team, he signed with the Detroit Pistons on September 27, 2010, becoming a member of their preseason roster. On October 20, 2010, Diogu was waived by the Pistons; the Los Angeles Clippers signed Diogu as a free agent on December 22, 2010.
On February 8, 2011, Diogu scored a season-high 18 points against the Orlando Magic. Diogu joined the San Antonio Spurs on January 3, 2012. One week the Spurs waived him. During the 2012 CBA Playoffs, the Xinjiang Flying Tigers signed Diogu for the rest of the 2012 CBA Playoffs. Diogu was a replacement for Gani Lawal during this time, he signed with Capitanes de Arecibo of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional. On October 1, 2012, Diogu signed with the Phoenix Suns, he was waived on October 24, 2012. In the fall of 2012, Diogu signed with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. After the season in China, he joined the Leones de Ponce in Puerto Rico. On September 27, 2013, Diogu signed with the New York Knicks. However, he was waived on October 25. On December 12, 2013, he was acquired by the Bakersfield Jam. On February 3, 2014, Diogu was named to the Prospects All-Star roster for the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game. On April 25, 2014, he was named the 2014 NBA D-League Impact Player of the Year.
On April 29, 2014, Diogu re-joined the Leones de Ponce of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional. This year Diogu helped the Lions to win the championship over the Capitanes of Arecibo. On July 5, 2014, Diogu signed with the Dongguan Leopards of China for the 2014–15 CBA season. In October 2015, Diogu signed with Guangdong Southern Tigers for the 2015–16 CBA season. In November 2016, Diogu signed with the Jiangsu Monkey King for the purpose of replacing DeJuan Blair. In January 2018, Diogu signed with the Sichuan Blue Whales for the purpose of replacing Jamaal Franklin. Diogu has played with the senior men's Nigerian national basketball team, he is an Olympian as he has competed at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. He was named MVP of the 2017 FIBA Afrobasket tournament after averaging 22pts,8.7 rebounds. History of Nigerian Americans in Dallas–Fort Worth Ike Diogu on Instagram Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com Eurobasket.com Profile Arizona State bio
NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament
The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament known and branded as NCAA March Madness, is a single-elimination tournament played each spring in the United States featuring 68 college basketball teams from the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, to determine the national championship. The tournament was created in 1939 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, was the idea of Ohio State coach Harold Olsen. Played during March, it has become one of the most famous annual sporting events in the United States; the tournament teams include champions from 32 Division I conferences, 36 teams which are awarded at-large berths. These "at-large" teams are chosen by an NCAA selection committee announced in a nationally televised event on the Sunday preceding the "First Four" play-in games held in Dayton and dubbed Selection Sunday; the 68 teams are divided into four regions and organized into a single-elimination "bracket", which pre-determines, when a team wins a game, which team it will face next.
Each team is "seeded", or ranked, within its region from 1 to 16. After the First Four, the tournament occurs during the course of three weekends, at pre-selected neutral sites across the United States. Teams, seeded by rank, proceed through a single-game elimination bracket beginning with a "first four" consisting of 8 low-seeded teams playing in 4 games for a position in the first round the Tuesday and Wednesday before the first round begins, a first round consisting of 64 teams playing in 32 games over the course of a week, the "Sweet Sixteen" and "Elite Eight" rounds the next week and weekend and – for the last weekend of the tournament – the "Final Four" round; the Final Four is played during the first weekend of April. These four teams, one from each region, compete in a preselected location for the national championship; the tournament has been at least televised since 1969. The games are broadcast by CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV under the trade-name NCAA March Madness. Since 2011, all games are available for viewing nationwide and internationally.
As television coverage has grown, so too has the tournament's popularity. Millions of Americans fill out a bracket, attempting to predict the outcome of 63 games of the tournament. With 11 national titles, UCLA has the record for the most NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championships; the University of Kentucky is second, with eight national titles. The University of North Carolina is third, with six national titles, Duke University and Indiana University are tied for fourth with five national titles; the University of Connecticut is sixth with four national titles. The University of Kansas & Villanova are tied for 7th with three national titles. Since 1985, when the tournament expanded to 64 teams, Duke has won five championships; the NCAA has changed the tournament format several times since its inception, most being an increase of the number of teams. This section describes the tournament as it has operated since 2011. A total of 68 teams qualify for the tournament played during April. Thirty-two teams earn automatic bids as their respective conference champions.
Of the 32 Division I "all-sports" conferences, all 32 hold championship tournaments to determine which team receives the automatic qualification. The Ivy League was the last Division I conference. If two or more Ivies shared a regular-season championship, a one-game playoff was used to decide the tournament participant. Since 2017, the league conducts their own postseason tournament; the remaining 36 tournament slots are granted to at-large bids, which are determined by the Selection Committee in a nationally televised event on the Sunday preceding the First Four play-in tournament and dubbed Selection Sunday by the media and fans, by a group of conference commissioners and school athletic directors who are appointed into service by the NCAA. The committee determines where all sixty-eight teams are seeded and placed in the bracket; the tournament is divided into four regions and each region has at least sixteen teams, but four additional teams are added per the decision of the Selection Committee.
The committee is charged with making each of the four regions as close as possible in overall quality of teams from wherever they come from. The names of the regions vary from year to year, are broadly geographic. From 1957 to 1984, the "Mideast" corresponding to the Southeastern region of the United States, designation was used. From 1985 to 1997, the Mideast region was known as "Southeast" and again changed to "South" starting from 1998; the selected names correspond to the location of the four cities hosting the regional finals. From 2004 to 2006, the regions were named after their host cities, e.g. the Phoenix Regional in 2004, the Chicago Regional in 2005, the Minneapolis Regional in 2006, but reverted to the traditional geographic designations beginning in 2007. For example, during 2012, the regions were named South, Midwest (St. Louis, Mis
In basketball, a rebound, sometimes colloquially referred to as a board, is a statistic awarded to a player who retrieves the ball after a missed field goal or free throw. Rebounds are given to a player who tips in a missed shot on his team's offensive end. Rebounds in basketball are a routine part in the game, as most possessions change after a shot is made, or the rebound allows the defensive team to take possession. A rebound can be grabbed by either a defensive player. Rebounds are divided into two main categories: "offensive rebounds", in which the ball is recovered by the offensive side and does not change possession, "defensive rebounds", in which the defending team gains possession; the majority of rebounds are defensive because the team on defense tends to be in better position to recover missed shots. Offensive rebounds give the offensive team another opportunity to score whether right away or by resetting the offense. A block is not considered a rebound. A ball does not need to "rebound" off the rim or backboard for a rebound to be credited.
Rebounds are credited after any missed shot, including air balls. If a player takes a shot and misses and the ball bounces on the ground before someone picks it up the person who picks up the ball is credited for a rebound. Rebounds are credited to the first player that gains clear possession of the ball or to the player that deflects the ball into the basket for a score. A rebound is credited to a team when it gains possession of the ball after any missed shot, not cleared by a single player. A team rebound is never credited to any player, is considered to be a formality as according to the rules of basketball, every missed shot must be rebounded whether a single player controls the ball or not. Great rebounders tend to be strong; because height is so important, most rebounds are made by centers and power forwards, who are positioned closer to the basket. The lack of height can sometimes be compensated by the strength to box out taller players away from the ball to capture the rebound. For example, Charles Barkley once led the league in rebounding despite being much shorter than his counterparts.
Some shorter guards can be excellent rebounders as well such as point guard Jason Kidd who led the New Jersey Nets in rebounding for several years. Great rebounders must have a keen sense of timing and positioning. Great leaping ability is an important asset, but not necessary. Players such as Larry Bird and Moses Malone were excellent rebounders, but were never known for their leaping ability. Bird has stated. That's where I get mine"). Players position themselves in the best spot to get the rebound by "boxing out"—i.e. by positioning themselves between an opponent and the basket, maintaining body contact with the player he is guarding. The action can be called "blocking out". A team can be boxed out by several players using this technique to stop the other team from rebounding; because fighting for a rebound can be physical, rebounding is regarded as "grunt work" or a "hustle" play. Overly aggressive boxing out or preventing being boxed out can lead to personal fouls. Statistics of a player's "rebounds per game" or "rebounding average" measure a player's rebounding effectiveness by dividing the number of rebounds by the number of games played.
Rebound rates go beyond raw rebound totals by taking into account external factors, such as the number of shots taken in games and the percentage of those shots that are made. Rebounds were first recorded in the NBA during the 1950–51 season. Both offensive and defensive rebounds were first recorded in the NBA during the 1973–74 season and ABA during the 1967–68 season. New camera technology has been able to shed much more light on where missed shots will land. Wilt Chamberlain – led the NBA in rebounds in 11 different seasons, has the most career rebounds in the regular season, the highest career average, the single season rebounding records in total and average, most rebounds in a regular season game and playoff game in the NBA, has the most career All-Star Game rebounds. Bill Russell – first player to average over 20 rebounds per game in the regular season, ranks second to Chamberlain in regular season total and average rebounds, averaged more than 20 rebounds per game in 10 of 13 seasons played, grabbed 51 rebounds in a single game, grabbed a record 32 rebounds in one half, grabbed 40 rebounds in the NBA Finals twice, is the all-time playoff leader in total and average rebounds.
Bob Pettit – averaged 20.3 rebounds per game in the 1960-61 season, his career average of 16.2 rebounds per game is third all-time, holds the top two performances for rebounds in an NBA All-Star Game with 26 and 27. Nate Thurmond – averaged more than 20 rebounds per game in two seasons, career average of 15.0 rpg, holds the all-time NBA record for rebounds in a single quarter with 18. He is the only player besides Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry Lucas to record more than 40 rebounds in a single game. Jerry Lucas – averaged more than 20 rebounds per game in two seasons, had a career average of 15.6 rpg. Along with Russell and Thurmond is one of only four players to grab at least 40 rebounds in a single game. Moses Malone – led the NBA in rebounds per game in six d
Marvin Gaye Williams Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association. He played one season of college basketball for North Carolina before being drafted second overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2005 NBA draft. After seven seasons with the Hawks, he was traded to the Utah Jazz, he spent two seasons with the Jazz before joining the Hornets in 2014. Born and raised in Bremerton, Williams attended Bremerton High School, where he was a two-time all-state selection and the Washington Player of the Year by the Associated Press; as a junior in 2002–03, he averaged 23.9 points and 14 rebounds and was named area player of the year. As a senior in 2003 -- 04, he averaged 15.5 rebounds, five blocked shots and five assists. He was subsequently named a McDonald's All-American and earned first-team Parade All-American honors. Williams played a lone season at North Carolina in 2004–05, helping the Tar Heels win the NCAA championship, his tip-in with 1:26 remaining in the NCAA final against Illinois broke a 70–70 tie, propelling UNC to a 75–70 victory.
He earned ACC Rookie of the Year was a unanimous selection to the ACC All-Freshman Team. He earned All-ACC Honorable Mention. In 36 games all off the bench, he averaged 11.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 22.2 minutes per game. In April 2005, Williams declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility. Williams was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the second overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft, going on to earn NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors after averaging 8.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 79 games during the 2005–06 season. On December 20, 2005, he scored a season-high 26 points against the Miami Heat. Williams missed the first 17 games of the 2006–07 season due to a broken bone in his left hand. On January 5, 2007, he scored a season-high 24 points against the Toronto Raptors, he tied that mark on April scoring 24 points against the Washington Wizards. The 2007–08 season saw Williams average a career-high 14.8 points per game. On January 25, 2008, he scored a career-high 33 points in a 99–90 win over the Seattle SuperSonics.
On February 25, 2009, Williams scored a season-high 31 points against the Denver Nuggets. Between early March and early April of the 2008–09 season, Williams missed 16 games with a lower back injury. Williams knocked down 55 three-pointers on the season after making just 25 in his first three seasons combined. On August 7, 2009, Williams re-signed with the Hawks to a five-year, $37.5 million contract. On November 20, 2009, he scored a season-high 29 points against the Houston Rockets. On December 5, 2009, he had a career-high 15 rebounds against the Dallas Mavericks. In early November of the 2010–11 season, Williams missed four games with a right knee injury. Between late December and late January, Williams missed 11 games with a bruised back. On March 27, 2011, he scored a season-high 31 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the lockout-shortened 2011–12 season, Williams played in 57 of the Hawks' 66 regular-season games, he missed three games in early January with a sprained left ankle, five games in mid-March with a hip flexor.
On April 22, 2012, he scored a season-high 29 points against the New York Knicks. Williams helped the Hawks advance to the playoffs in five straight seasons between 2008 and 2012, appearing in 42 playoff games, after the franchise had failed to make the postseason the previous eight years, he was a two-time recipient of the Hawks' Jason Collier Memorial Trophy for his work as a community ambassador. On July 11, 2012, Williams was traded to the Utah Jazz in exchange for Devin Harris, he made his debut for the Jazz in their season opener on October 31, 2012, scoring 21 points in a 113–94 win over the Dallas Mavericks. He failed to surpass that scoring mark during the season, recording one other 20-point game on November 23 against the Sacramento Kings. Williams missed last four games of the 2013 -- 14 season. In February 2014, he twice scored a season-high 23 points. On July 21, 2014, Williams signed a two-year, $14 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets, he made his debut for the Hornets in their season opener on October 29, 2014, scoring 19 points 108–106 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
He failed to surpass that scoring mark during the season. On February 5, 2016, Williams scored a season-high 27 points in a 98–95 loss to the Miami Heat. Williams totaled 521 rebounds and 152 three-point field goals, making him one of only five players to tally at least 500 rebounds and 150 three-pointers in 2015–16 – along with Kevin Durant, Paul George, James Harden and Kevin Love – and the first player in Charlotte NBA history to do so, his 152 three-point field goals marked the third-best single-season total by a Charlotte forward, trailing only Glen Rice's 1996–97 and 1995–96 seasons. On July 10, 2016, Williams re-signed with the Hornets to a four-year, $54.5 million contract. On March 10, 2017, he grabbed. On March 11, he scored a season-high 27 points in a 125–122 overtime loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. On March 13, he tied. On January 15, 2018, Williams scored a season-high 21 points against the Detroit Pistons. On December 21, 2018, Williams made a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored a season-high 24 points in a 98–86 win over the Pistons.
On January 23, 2019, against the Memphis Grizzlies, Williams passed Rex Chapman for 12th on the franchise's scoring list. On March 8, he made seven 3-pointers and scored a season-high 30 points in a 112–111 win over the Washington Wizards. Williams is the son of Marvin Williams Andrea Gittens, he has
Charlie Alexander Villanueva is a Dominican-American retired professional basketball player who last played for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. The son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Roberto Villanueva and Dora Mejia, Villanueva was raised in Elmhurst, New York, he was drafted at the age of 20 with the seventh overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors. He holds Dominican citizenship and has represented the Dominican Republic national basketball team in international competition. Villanueva has an autoimmune skin disease known as alopecia universalis, a variation of alopecia areata; this prevents the growth of hair on the scalp and/or elsewhere on the body, but otherwise is not physically painful, dangerous, or life-threatening. Villanueva is a spokesman for the NAAF, received the February 2006 Community Assist Award from the NBA for his work with the organization. A first-generation Dominican-American, Villanueva is fluent in Spanish, as it is the language he speaks with his family.
Villanueva has three brothers all named Roberto, aka Rob, after their Dad's name: Rob Antonio, Rob Elia, Rob Carlos. Announced in September 2015, Charlie is working with two of the three Rob's on a documentary, called "What is Alopecia", based on the autoimmune disease Alopecia Areata, in order to continue his advocacy efforts to educate, create awareness and support the Alopecia community. Villanueva has two children: CJ & Ayliah. During his freshman year, Villanueva attended Newtown High School in Queens, New York, where he was a teammate of future NBA player Smush Parker, he spent his next three years at Blair Academy in Blairstown, New Jersey, where he played with another future NBA player, Luol Deng. Villanueva was named New Jersey Co-Player of the Year, he entered the 2003 NBA draft, but withdrew his eligibility so he could play college basketball for the University of Connecticut. Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Villanueva was listed as the No. 2 power forward and the No. 5 player in the nation in 2003.
Villanueva gave a verbal commitment to play for the University of Illinois, but after Bill Self left the Illini for the University of Kansas, Villanueva withdrew his commitment. He considered following Self to the Jayhawks, but instead opted to play for the University of Connecticut. In his freshman year at UConn, Villanueva earned Big East All-Rookie Team honors and was a key reserve member of the 2004 NCAA National Championship team; as a sophomore at UConn, he averaged 13.6 points and 8.3 rebounds, leading the team in scoring and receiving team MVP and second-team All-Big East honors. Villanueva declared for the 2005 NBA draft following his sophomore season, thus forgoing his final two years of college eligibility. Villanueva was selected by the Toronto Raptors with the seventh overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft. Despite being panned by critics as soon as his name was called in the draft, Villanueva responded with a solid rookie season, he averaged 6.4 rebounds in 81 games. He finished second among rookies in points and rebounds, third in minutes and blocked shots.
He tallied 12 double-doubles and set the Raptors' rookie records for points and rebounds in a game. He appeared in the Rookie Challenge and was named to the All-NBA Rookie first team. On June 30, 2006, Villanueva was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for T. J. Ford. In March 2009, Villanueva was reprimanded by Bucks coach Scott Skiles for posting a message on his Twitter account during halftime of the Bucks–Celtics game. Despite the mishap, Villanueva's 2008–09 season turned out to be a career-best season for him as he averaged 16.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. On July 8, 2009, Villanueva signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Detroit Pistons. On January 2, 2013, Villanueva was fined $25,000 by the NBA for delivering a flagrant foul to Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas the previous night. Villanueva had been ejected from the game for elbowing Thomas; the NBA league office added the fine after reviewing the play. On September 23, 2014, Villanueva signed with the Dallas Mavericks.
On February 9, 2015, he scored a season-high 26 points in a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. On August 6, 2015, Villanueva re-signed with the Mavericks to a one-year deal. Villanueva represented the United States at youth levels but in 2009, he switched sports citizenship to the Dominican Republic, he played for the Dominican Republic national basketball team in the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship. Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com Official website Founder of Alopecia Apparel
In basketball, free throws or foul shots are unopposed attempts to score points by shooting from behind the free throw line, a line situated at the end of the restricted area. Free throws are awarded after a foul on the shooter by the opposing team; each successful free throw is worth one point. Free throws can be shot at a high percentage by good players. In the NBA, most players make 70–80% of their attempts; the league's best shooters can make 90% of their attempts over a season, while notoriously poor shooters may struggle to make 50% of them. During a foul shot, a player's feet must both be behind the foul line. If a player lines up with part of his or her foot on or forward of the line, a violation is called and the shot does not count. Foul shots are worth one point. There are many situations; the first and most common is. If the player misses the shot during the foul, the player receives either two or three free throws depending on whether the shot was taken in front of or behind the three-point line.
If, despite the foul, the player still makes the attempted shot, the number of free throws is reduced to one, the basket counts. This is known depending on the value of the made basket; the second is. This happens when, in a single period, a team commits a set number of fouls whether or not in the act of shooting. In FIBA, NBA and NCAA women's play, the limit is four fouls per quarter. In the WNBA, the fouled player shoots two free throws starting with the opponent's fifth foul, or second team foul in the final minute if that team has committed under 5 fouls in a period. In FIBA and NCAA women's basketball, the fouled player shoots two free throws starting with the opponent's fifth foul in a period, considering that team fouls accrue from the fourth period on, as all overtimes are extensions of it for purposes of accrued team fouls. In NCAA men's basketball, beginning with the seventh foul of the half, one free throw is awarded; this is called shooting a "one-and-one". Starting with the tenth foul of the half, two free throws are awarded.
In addition, overtime is considered an extension of the second half for purposes of accumulated team fouls. Free throws are not awarded for offensive fouls if the team fouled is in the bonus; the number of fouls that triggers a penalty is higher in college men's basketball because the game is divided into two 20-minute halves, as opposed to quarters of 12 minutes in the NBA or 10 minutes in the WNBA, college women's basketball, or FIBA play. As in professional play, a foul in the act of shooting is a two- or three-shot foul, depending on the value of the shot attempt, with one free throw being awarded if the shot is good. If a player is injured upon being fouled and cannot shoot free throws, the offensive team may designate any player from the bench to shoot in the place of the injured player in college. If a player fouled takes exception to the foul, starts or participates in a fight, gets ejected, he or she is not allowed to take his or her free throws, the opposing team will choose a replacement shooter.
In all other circumstances, the fouled player must shoot her own foul shots. If a player, coach, or team staff shows poor sportsmanship, which may include arguing with a referee, or commits a technical violation that person may get charged with a more serious foul called a technical foul. In the NBA, a technical foul results in one free throw attempt for the other team. In FIBA play, technical fouls result in two free throws in all situations. Under NCAA rules, technical fouls are divided into "Class A" and "Class B". Class A technicals result in two free throws, Class B technicals result in one. At all levels, the opposing team may choose any player, on the court to shoot the free throws, is awarded possession of the ball after the free throws. Since there is no opportunity for a rebound, these free throws are shot with no players on the lane. If a referee deems a foul aggressive, or that it did not show an attempt to play the ball, the referee can call an more severe foul, known as an "unsportsmanlike foul" in international play or a "flagrant foul" in the NBA and NCAA basketball.
This foul is charged against the player, the opponent gets two free throws and possession of t