This is an example of a defensive foul that occurs PRIOR to the offensive player starting the act of shooting. In order for a foul to be ruled to have occurred in the act of shooting, the offensive player must gather the ball and begin his continuous motion to shoot prior to the foul occurring. On this play, the body check foul by defensive player occurs during the dribble, and the contact occurs PRIOR to the gather of the ball by the offensive player. Because the contact occurred PRIOR to the gather of the ball by the offensive player, and the gather marks the beginning of the continuous shooting motion, this is a non-shooting foul.