Loose Ball Foul, player jumps on top of opponent during loose ball

This is an example of a loose ball foul. Players cannot ‘dive on’ or ‘jump on’ their opponents in an attempt to control a loose ball or to try to cause a jump ball. This play is correctly ruled a loose ball foul as #2 in the blue uniform jumps on top of his opponent in an attempt to gain possession of the ball. Note however, that if a player does have his hands on the ball, and he is then pulled over on top of an opponent, then a jump ball would be the ruling.