Defensive Foul, defender does not maintain verticality, defender’s arms at 45 degrees

“This is an example of a defensive foul for illegal contact, as the defender does not maintain legal verticality. The defender, Tomas Satoransky, does not maintain a legal vertical position, as his arms are tilted forward over the vertical space of the offensive player, Jarrett Culver. Even though the contact on the play is then initiated by the offensive player’s upward shooting motion, the foul is on the defender for being in an illegal guarding position at the time of contact.”