2 years ago
Last edited at 8:16AM on 6/20/2011
Yes, a defender can block the ball as it is on the way up, but not as it is on the way down. That is goal tending. Also, if the ball is right near the hoop and someone knocks it away, that could be goal tending too...Because maybe, it was not totally clear what the ball was going to do...if the ball may, possibly, have went threw the hoop. If it was not clear, when the ball was knocked away. The defender has to wait in that situation and just try to get the rebound. Or it will be two points for the other team.