This is an example of a defensive foul that would NOT be ruled 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 the 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 does not meet the criteria needed for a Clear Path Foul, as the fouling defensive player established a position AHEAD of the ball handler after he entered the frontcourt, therefore there cannot be a Clear Path Foul, even if the subsequent foul occurs from behind the offensive player. Again, since the defender here did establish position ahead of the offensive player he fouled AFTER entering the frontcourt, this WOULD NOT be considered a Clear Path to the Basket foul.