This is an example of an on-ball defensive foul for blocking. The defender is permitted to establish his legal guarding position in the path of a dribbler, thus “beating him to the spot.” To get into a legal position, the defender needs to establish himself in the path of the offensive player before contact is made. On this play, the defensive player makes illegal contact while attempting to position himself in the dribbler’s path, and thus, this is a blocking foul.