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Even when watching video, the NCAA rules committee had trouble agreeing whether it was a charge or block under old rules, and would split about 50/50 whether it was a charge or block, so ya know, I can be totally wrong on this.
OLD: The defender only has to be in position before the player jumps. So, if the ball handler is off his feet but defender is already in position, it can be called charge, not a block.
NEW TWEAK: The defense doesn't draw a charge, but will be called for blocking when contact is made after the ball handler starts to move upward when passing or shooting.
Too many bad calls old way. Offense is in the air on long leap, defender moves in & sets, offense is called for charging, ... or not.
So, is it once the ball handler, when, if he's dribbling grasps the ball with two hands, is that the initial upward motion? Or is it when the ball handler starts to move the ball upwards, say with one hand for a one-handed pass? or is it when the player's body language indicates upward motion, even if still dribbling?
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