Charging, on-ball defender establishes legal position

This is an example of an on-ball offensive foul for charging. A defender is permitted to establish his legal guarding position in the path of a dribbler, thus “beating him to the spot.” To get into a legal position, the defender needs to establish himself in the path of the offensive player before contact is made. On this play, the defensive player establishes position in the path of the offensive player, and the contact is initiated by the moving offensive player, and thus, this is an offensive foul for charging.