Offensive “cylinder”

Now, an offensive player’s space is limited to their “cylinder”. 

A player’s cylinder varies depending on a player’s height and size, but should be generally defined as their front, rear or buttocks and sides, including arms and legs. 

Their “cylinder” means an offensive player has their own space to use for legal basketball movements. They should NOT go outside of this space, particularly to hinder a defender’s movement(s). There are many ways an offensive player may do this, which should be considered fouls. We will explain some of the scenarios in the next few topics.

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