→ Changes to NCAA’s Block / Charge Rule

Under the revised block/charge call in men’s basketball, a defensive player is not permitted to move into the path of an offensive player once he has started his upward motion with the ball to attempt a field goal or pass. If the defensive player is not in legal guarding position by this time, it is a blocking foul.

Previously, a defender had to be in legal guarding position when the offensive player lifted off the floor.

It should be interesting. The change does not seem to be that large, but I hope it makes the “default” call a block instead of a charge.1


  1. Most importantly, I hope it drops Duke’s lame charge call numbers significantly.