This is an example of incidental contact by a defender during the act of shooting by the offensive player. When attempting to block a shot, contact by defenders can be either incidental or illegal, depending on the level of contact, the location of the contact, and the timing of the contact given the shooter’s motion. After the shooter releases the ball, contact with the shooter’s hand during the shooter’s floow-thru is LEGAL, provided that the contact is incidental, and it is not hostile nor overly physical. On this play, the defender makes legal had-to-hand contact with the shooter AFTER the ball is released, and thus, there is no foul on this play.