When a defending player uses their hands on an opponent to slow their progress.
Q: Alright, could you break down the rules for me concerning hand checking or using a forearm in post defense in order to maintain your established area of the floor (as opposed to pushing the offensive player out)?
Don't call your first hand checking foul with 2 minutes left in the game when both teams have been doing it all night.
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Illegal Use of Hands: Illegal hand contact. A judgment call on the referees part. Usually called hand checking.
In-bounding the Ball: See Throwing in the Ball.
See also: Hand check, Basket, Basketball, WNBA, Shot