Illegal Forearm Contact above Free Throw Line Extended

This is an example of a defensive foul, with the defender using an illegal forearm above the free throw line extended. A defender may not have an extended forearm in contact with an opponent who has the ball above the free throw line extended. On this play, the defender places his forearm onto the front of the offensive player. This contact at this point on the floor is an automatic foul, whether or not the contact disrupts the offensive player’s speed, quickness, balance or rhythm.