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Upcourt: Same as the basketball glossary term 'downcourt'.
V Cut: A fake in one direction and movement in the opposite direction in order to get open for a pass.
Violation: An infraction of the rules that doesn't result in a free throw; however, the ball is turned over to the opposing team for a throw-in. Also known as a floor violation.
Walking: See the basketball glossary term 'traveling'.
Weak Side: The side of the court without the ball.
Wraparound: In the wraparound, the ballhandler dribbles the ball behind his/her back, switching it to his/her other hand. This move can be used when the defender attempts a steal, allowing the ballhandl . . . View Full Definition
Zone Defense: A defense used extensively in college but not permitted in the NBA, where each defender is responsible for an area of the court and must guard any player who enters that area.
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Malty: An aromatic sensation created by a moderately volatile set of aldehydes and ketones that produces sensations reminiscent of toasted grains.