This is an example of a defensive foul that occurs in the act of shooting and it is NOT a Clear Path Foul. A Clear Path foul occurs when an offensive player with the ball is positioned between the tip-of-circle extended in the backcourt and the basket in the frontcourt, with no defender between the ball and the basket when the personal foul occurs. On this play, while the offensive player is fouled with no defender between him and the basket, the foul occurs after the offensive player gathers the ball and begins his shooting motion, making this a shooting foul, rather than a Clear Path foul.