The Influence of Passing and Dribbling During Out Of Bounds in Offensive Success in the Game of Basketball
Keywords:pass, dribble, side out base out, basketball
The purpose of this study was to determine the sequence of basketball offensive fundamental skills such as passing and dribbling during side out and base out in relation to the outcome (success or failure). The sample consisted of six teams competing in premiere division of Greek national championship served as the sample. Thirty-six games were evaluated, 6 for each team, 3 home games, 3 away games. The kind of pass, dribble, during the offense, and the “success” rate (%) during the final effort were recorded. All data were recorded using a newly developed system that consisted of symbols, letters and numbers for the different characteristics of offense. The results were analyzed using χ2 (Chi-square) distribution, (Crosstabulation analysis). The results revealed that the ball-return from “out of bounds” for base out and side out to offense areas using one or two passes and no dribbles were associated with the higher percentage of “success” (p<.05).