What Is a "Carry" In Basketball?


What Is a Carry? (Basketball)

Carry - When the player with possession of the ball keeps the ball in their hand for too long between dribbles. More specifically, referees look for your hand positioned underneath the basketball in between dribbles, since the only thing that could come from this is a carry. Carrying is exactly what it sounds like.

Straight, No Chaser - Always keep the ball moving towards the court, or towards your hand.

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