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 while the offensive player was fouled PRIOR to receiving the pass, there WAS a defender AHEAD of the play who can establish a position between the player receiving the ball and the basket. Because of this position by that defensive player – #11 in the blue uniform – this WOULD NOT be considered a Clear Path to the Basket foul.