center jump


Also found in: Encyclopedia.

center jump


click for a larger image
Method of starting a game. An official tosses the ball into the air between opposing centers standing in the center circle; they jump up and try to tap it to a teammate.
References in periodicals archive ?
Offenses were designed to score off the center jump. Defenses were schooled on stealing the jump ball.
Did your library or media center jump onto the virtual chat bandwagon?
Property billionaire Donald Trump is said to be among those to have looked into quick- opening canopies after seeing victims of the World Trade Center jump to their deaths.
Now, in 1937, they were eliminating the center jump after each score.
Hill's participation was a nice gesture, and the ceremonial center jump was a nice touch, an appropriate addition to the Ducks' earlier observance.
When the shot is made, S1 should already be in an ideal defensive location (near the back side of the center jump circle) to back up the "2 Press" as the last line of defense between the ball and his/her team's defensive basket.
The new rules - particularly, the elimination of the center jump after each score - resulted in a game with a faster pace, requiring more skill and coordination from the players.