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Possession Arrow

pos*ses*sion ar*row

What Is The Definition Of Possession Arrow In Basketball?

1. This arrow is used to determine which team will gain possession in situations where definitive control of the ball is not clear. This is used as an alternative to jump balls by alternating the possession arrow to point to the other team each time it is utilized. When the first jump ball occurs, the team that is attacking the basket currently will be awarded the ball. The next time it occurs, the opposite team will have possession.

At the start of a game, the team that loses the opening tip will have the possession arrow pointed to them.

Though it is not utilized in the NBA or WNBA, the possession arrow is used in almost all other basketball competitions.

Examples Of How Possession Arrow Is Used In Commentary

1. Reddick and Williams grab onto the ball simultaneously, resulting in a jump ball and the possession arrow pointing to the Blue Devils.

Sports The Term Is Used

1. Basketball

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