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Basketball Terminology and Definitions

By Tony Alfonso, HoopsU, 01/16/18, 12:00PM CST

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Turnover: A loss of possession of the ball by means of an error or violation.

Use this resource to learn Basketball Rules, Terminology and Definitions categorized in alphabetical order.

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I also need to recommend Coach Turner’s Hoops Terms Compendium where you will find nearly 500 terms and definitions — from the ‘normal’ basketball terms to the slang expressions.