Illegal Contact above Free Throw Line Extended, repeated touches by defender

This is an example of a defensive foul for illegal contact between the dribbler and his defender. A defender using a “stayed hand” or repeatedly touching an offensive player with the ball is ILLEGAL outside the lower defensive box. On this play, the defender repeatedly touches the offensive player. While the contact does not appear to affect the offensive player’s speed, quickness, balance, or rhythm, the “stayed” and repeated contact is a defensive foul.