Common Fouls Called in Basketball

A prominent figure in the Lake Charles, Louisiana, business and local community, Steve Blount currently owns and operates Professional Retirement Consultants, LLC. Steve Blount also has helped establish a youth sports league in Lake Charles designed specifically for disadvantaged children. He is also the founding member of the Moss Bluff Recreation Youth Basketball League, llc. He is also in the process of forming an adult volleyball and basketball league.

A few of the most common fouls called in basketball include:

Charging—A personal foul that is called when an offensive player makes contact with an opposing player who has already firmly established his or her position on the court.

Flagrant foul—An action committed against an opposing player that is deemed to be violent and unnecessary. When a flagrant foul is committed, the player who committed the foul is ejected from the game, while the opposing team is awarded two free throws and possession of the ball.

Reaching in—This foul is called when a defensive player extends his or her arm and makes contact with the ball handler’s arm in an attempt to steal the ball.