This is an example of a Clear Path to the Basket Foul. In order to have a Clear Path Foul, several criteria must be met. These criteria are: (1) The ball must originate in the backcourt, and (2) it must be above the tip of the circle in the backcourt. (3) There must be clear possession by the new offensive team, and (4) there can be no opponent ahead of the play who is, or can establish, a position between the player with the ball and the basket at the time the foul occurred. Lastly (5), the foul itself must be committed from behind or from the side – not the front – of the offensive player if the foul is in backcourt or if the defender committing the foul in the frontcourt was never ahead of the offensive player after he entered the frontcourt. The foul on this play committed by #12 in the blue uniform meets all these criteria needed for a Clear Path Foul.