bounce pass

noun

basketball
: a pass to a teammate that is made by bouncing the ball once

Examples of bounce pass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Bulldogs went to the other end, and August Mahoney threw a bounce pass to Matt Knowling … that went through his legs and out of bounds. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Mar. 2024 With 1:45 left and the Warriors trying to cut into Denver’s eight-point lead, Jokic caught a bounce pass on the short roll and in one motion turned and lobbed an alley-oop to Aaron Gordon. Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 25 Feb. 2024 Conley hit Gobert with a left-handed bounce pass who caught it just a couple of feet inside the left elbow and threw up a floater. Brian Sampson, Forbes, 24 Feb. 2024 The bounce pass to Boakye came right to him, starting a fast break that ended in a foul and two free throws for Lamont Butler. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Jan. 2024 The guard slung a perfect bounce pass to a cutting Joshua Morgan late in the shot clock that put USC back up by seven. Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, 4 Jan. 2024 In the span of just a few minutes midway through the second half, Mara buried a feathery jumper, tipped in a loose ball and slipped a bounce pass between two defenders to teammate Jan Vide for a layup, wowing the crowd inside Pauley Pavilion. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2023 Vide was the beneficiary of another assist from Mara in the second half on a bounce pass as Vide cut toward the basket. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2023 The 4-foot, 11-inch guard snuck behind the defense, corralled a bounce pass from Erica Lendall, and floated the ball up for two from just outside the key. Trevor Hass, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Mar. 2023

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“Bounce pass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bounce%20pass. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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