Foul in the Act of Shooting, ‘take’ foul at mid court occurs after the gather and start of upward motion by the offensive player

This is an example of a defensive foul, committed AFTER the start of the upward shooting motion by the offensive player. When there is no penalty situation in effect, if a defender takes a foul against an offensive player with the ball to stop play, no continuation will be awarded unless the offensive player has already started an upward shooting motion towards the basket or it is imminent that the game or shot clock will expire or he is driving to the basket. On this play, the defensive player commits a foul in the backcourt AFTER the offensive player had started his upward motion to shoot. Three free throws would be awarded on this play.