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ORLANDO, FL: The Jr. NBA World Championship will follow rules adapted from USA Basketball’s
(USAB) youth tournament rule set. These rules follow the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) rules with specific modifications for the 12-14 age segment. Here are the most notable adaptations fans need to know:
Each team gets two (2) 60-second timeouts in the 1st half & three (3) 60-second timeouts in the 2nd half – timeouts do not carryover if not used.
Teams can only take two (2) timeouts in the last two (2) minutes of the game (they lose the 3rd timeout if they have not already used it).
Timeouts can only be called by coaches and are only granted during dead ball periods.
Either team can call timeout after a made basket since the ball is considered dead until the new offensive team demonstrates control of the ball as they prepare to inbound.
In the last 2 minutes of the 4th period and extra period(s), ONLY the team scored on can call a timeout after a made basket.
Timeouts cannot be called between free throws.
If a team calls a timeout but doesn’t have one, the request is ignored. A technical foul will not be issued.
After a timeout by the offensive team in the last 2 minutes of the 4th period (or each extra period) the ball will be inbounded from the offensive team’s frontcourt opposite the scorer’s table (unless the ball was already in the frontcourt). If the ball was already in the front court, it will remain where it was.
On the 5th team foul each period, teams will shoot a 2-shot bonus.
Team fouls do not reset in extra period(s).
A foul by an airborne shooter is not considered a player control foul. If the team committing the foul is over the foul limit, penalty shots shall be awarded.
All technical fouls result in one (1) free throw and possession of the ball.
Coach or bench technical fouls do not count towards the total team fouls towards the penalty. Player technical fouls do count towards the penalty.
The clock will stop after a made basket in the last two (2) minutes in the 4th period and extra period(s).
There is a 30 second shot clock for the entire game.
The shot clock will reset to 30 seconds on any foul, offensive or defensive rebound, or jump ball.
In the last two (2) minutes of the 4th period or extra period(s), if there is a jump ball and the possession arrow indicates that the ball will remain with the offense, the shot clock will NOT reset.
The shot clock will reset to thirty (30) seconds on any kick ball.
In the last two (2) minutes of the 4th period or extra period(s), if there is a kick ball, the shot clock will NOT reset.
A team throwing in the ball from the frontcourt cannot inbound the ball to the backcourt. However, following an offensive team’s timeout with under 2 minutes in the 4th period or extra period(s), the ball will be advanced to the frontcourt and a backcourt throw-in is allowed.