ENBL announcement on October 5, 2023
Evaluating the last Newcastle offense in the game Šiauliai vs Newcastle, which started with 33 seconds left and continued until the end of the 4th quarter, we conclude that the referees incorrectly called the 3-second violation for Newcastle no. 22, who tried to leave the restricted area.
26.1.1. A player shall not remain in the opponents' restricted area for more than 3 consecutive seconds while his team is in control of a live ball in the front court and the game clock is running.
26.1.2. Allowances must be made for a player who:
Makes an attempt to leave the restricted area.
Is in the restricted area when he or his team-mate is in the act of shooting and the ball is leaving or has just left the player's hand(s) on the shot for a field goal.