2024-04-20 00:29:56

(Below is the REBOUNDS section in FIBA Basketball Statisticians’ Manual 2009)

A rebound is the controlled recovery of a live ball by a player after a missed FTA or FGA or a team being entitled to the ball for a throw-in if the ball has gone out of bounds after a missed FTA or FGA but before there was player control. If there is doubt about player or team control, the statistician should assume that there was control.

Rebounds are divided into Offensive and Defensive. A team rebound is charged when:

  • The ball goes out of bounds immediately after a missed FGA or FTA and before any player gains control of the ball.
  • A foul occurs immediately after a missed FGA or FTA and before any player gains control of the ball.

Dead-ball rebounds are only recorded when computer statistics are being used and the software automatically records the dead-ball rebound.

The recovery may be accomplished by:

  • Being first to gain control of the ball, even if the ball has touched several hands, bounced or rolled along the floor.
  • Tipping the ball in an attempt to score a goal.
  • Tipping or deflecting the ball in a controlled manner to ateam-mate.
  • By retrieving a rebound simultaneously with an opposing player and having their team be awarded the ball as a result of the alternating possession. The rebound is charged to the player involved in the held ball, not to the player who inbounds the ball.

The shot does not necessarily have to hit the ring or backboard before a rebound can be charged. For example following an FGA that does not hit the ring or backboard, following a blocked shot etc ….

When a player tips a ball that is subsequently recovered by a team-mate, a decision needs to be made as to whether the tip was controlled or not, and therefore who is charged with the rebound. If the tip was obviously intentional, charge the rebound to the player tipping the ball. If the statistician believes the player tipping the ball was just trying to clear the ball out of the “danger area”, charge the rebound to the team-mate recovering the ball.

An offensive player who attempts a tip (put-back) from a missed shot is charged with an offensive rebound and FGA provided the tip was controlled.

A shot that is blocked and recovered without the ball going dead will be recorded as a rebound to the player who first recovers the ball immediately after the blocked shot.


1. A missed shot is retrieved simultaneously by A5 and B4.

Charge a rebound to the player whose team gains possession of the ball according to the alternating possession rule. Note that it must be one of the players contesting the held ball, NOT the first player to control the ball after the alternating possession throw-in.

2. After a missed shot, A5 jumps and catches the ball but falls and loses control, it is retrieved by B4.

Charge A5 with a rebound provided you are satisfied he had control prior to falling. If this is the case a ball handling turnover would be charged as well. If you are not satisfied A5 had possession then B4 is charged with the rebound.

3. After a missed shot, B4 catches the ball at almost the same time as A5 fouls him.

The statistician must decide if B4 had control of the ball for a split-second before being fouled. If so, charge the rebound to B4. Else Team B is charged with a defensive team rebound.

4. A4 jumps and attempts a shot that is blocked by B5 without the ball leaving A4’s hands. A4 lands with the ball and is called for a traveling violation.

A4 attempted a shot so there must be a rebound after the block but before the violation occurs. The statistics that apply in this situation are: FGA A4, Block B5, Offensive Rebound A4, Turnover A4 (Violation).

5. After a missed shot by A2, B4 and A4 go after the rebound getting both hands on the ball in a held ball situation. (a) Team A are entitled to the alternating possession or (b) Team B are entitled to the alternating possession.

(a) A4 is charged with an offensive rebound. (b) Team B is charged with a defensive team rebound.

6. A3 misses an FGA and as players are fighting for the rebound (a) A4 is called for an over the back foul on B2 (b) B1 is called for a holding foul on A1 (c) B4 tips the ball out of bounds.

(a) Charge Team B with a defensive team rebound. (b) Charge Team A with an offensive team rebound. (c) Charge Team A with an offensive team rebound.

7. A1 misses an FGA shortly before the twenty-four second device sounds, and the ball does not touch the ring (a) B2 catches the ball immediately before the device sounds (b) A2 catches the ball before the device sounds (c) A2 catches the ball after the device sounds.

(a) Charge A1 with an FGA, B2 with a defensive rebound. (b) Charge A1 with an FGA, A2 with an offensive rebound and Team A with a team turnover (24 seconds). (c) Charge A1with an FGA and Team A with a team turnover (24 seconds). No rebound is charged as the ball is dead.

8. A2 misses the first of two free throws.

There is no rebound as A2 is entitled to a second free throw and the ball is dead.

9. A2 misses an FGA immediately before the period ends, and before any player retrieves the rebound.

Charge A2 with an FGA and do not charge any rebound as the ball is dead.