60+ Common Basketball Terms You Should Know

Basketball is a handball game usually played by two teams of five players on the court. This lesson shows you some basketball terms to help you expand your English vocabulary.

Basketball Terms in English

Here is a list of Sports Vocabulary for Basketball You Should Know…

1. Assist

2. Backboard

3. Basket

4. Block

5. Bounce

6. Bounce pass

7. Chest pass

8. Draft

9. Dribble

10. Drive

11. Exceed

12. Foul

13. Free throw

14. Game clock

15. Guarding

16. Hoop

17. Jump shot

18. Jump ball

19. Lay-up

20. MVP (Most Valuable Player)

21. No-look pass

22. Overhead pass

23. Open man

24. Overtime

25. Personal foul

26. Possession

27. Press

28. Pushing foul

29. Referee

30. Rebound

31. Set shot

32. Slam dunk

33. Snatch

34. Substitutes

35. Technical foul

36. Three-point line

37. Time-out

38. Turnover

39. Zone defense

40. Double-dribbling

41. Shoot

42. Shot clock

43. Traveling

44. Violation

45. Foul line

46. Rim

47. Hook shot

48. Jersey

49. Shoes

50. Baseline

51. Point guard

52. Center

53. Players

54. Uniform

55. Coach

56. Team

57. Court

58. Net

59. Half-court line

60. Score

61. Foul shot

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Basketball Terms

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