NFHS 2018-2019 BASKETBALL RULE CHANGES
1‑12‑1c: It shall have a deeply‑pebbled, granulated surface, with horizontally shaped panels bonded tightly to the rubber carcass.
Rationale: The additional words give manufacturers a better sense of what a deeply‑pebbled cover should look like.
9‑9‑1: A player shall not be the first to touch the
ball after it has been in team control in the frontcourt, if he/she or a
teammate last touched or was touched by the ball in the frontcourt
before it went to the backcourt. EXCEPTION: Any player located in the
backcourt may recover a ball deflected from the frontcourt by the
Rationale: To ensure that a team is not unfairly disadvantaged on a deflected pass.