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This is the area located under each basket that is outlined by a dotted line, in the shape of an arc. This area, located inside the key, is a place on the court that a charging foul cannot be called by an offensive player. A defensive player cannot spend more than three seconds in the restricted area. This rule was implemented to help reduce the amount of contact underneath the basket, and it gives the offensive player a slight edge when driving to the basket due to the enforcement of this rule.
Basketball 3-Point Line And Arc. The three-point line in basketball is an arc-shaped line near each basket that determines how many points a successful shot is worth in basketball. If a shot is made from on or inside this line, it is worth two points. If the shot is made from beyond the line it is worth three points. This line is also known as the three-point arc.
In 2015, the NCAA passed rules that expand the restricted arc area under the basket from three feet to four feet. They also decided to move the women's three-point line back to the men's line - 20 feet, nine inches - so they are both the same distance from the hoop.
This arc is in the painted area and has a position four feet away from the basket. This arc plays a vital role in basketball because, in this area charging foul cannot be forced by the defending player. The restricted area is labeled through a half-circle. This area is located on each side of the court.
The area behind the arc, or the arc itself is called the "restricted area" (RA) in the NBA, the "restricted area arc" in the NCAA or NAIA and the "no-charge semicircles" in FIBA. Its purpose is to prevent secondary defenders from taking a position under the basket in an attempt to draw an offensive foul while a player is driving to the basket.
The "restricted area" for this purpose is the area bounded by an arc with a 4-foot radius measured from the middle of the basket. EXCEPTION: Any player may be legally positioned within the "restricted area" if the offensive player receives the ball within the Lower Defensive Box.