Charging, RA does not apply, new possession in Lower Defensive Box

This is an example of an offensive foul for charging, where the Restricted Area does not apply. The Restricted Area is the area within the arched line on the court below the rim. The Restricted Area does not apply in several situations, one of which is when new possession occurs inside the Lower Defensive Box (the area from the bottom tip of the free throw circle to the baseline between the two 3′ posted-up marks). On this play, the defensive player establishes a legal guarding position in the Restricted Area in the path of the offensive player prior to him starting his upward motion who received the ball in the Lower Defensive Box, and thus, this is an offensive foul for charging.