Shooting fouls regarding offensive cylinder

In an attempt to contest the shot a defender often goes near or around a shooter’s cylinder. A foul only occurs if a defender goes near, around, or in a shooter’s cylinder and initiates illegal contact. Not allowing a shooter to land would constitute a defensive foul.

Here the defender does not give the shooter appropriate space or time to land. A major reason for the emphasis on this rule is to protect the shooter, who is in a vulnerable position whilst in the air. Not giving a shooter appropriate space or time to land is dangerous and should be called a defensive foul on every occasion, even if the shooter does not appear to be hurt or injured.

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