Euroleague Basketball report on Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul-Valencia Basket defensive foul call

Dec 28, 2019 by Euroleague.net Print
Euroleague Basketball report on Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul-Valencia Basket defensive foul call

Following speculation surrounding a defensive foul during overtime of the Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul-Valencia Basket game played on December 27, 2019, Euroleague Basketball's findings are:

In overtime with 11.0 left on the game clock, Jordan Loyd of Valencia Basket caught a live ball on the playing court. He dribbled towards the basket and with 8.0 left on the game clock attempted a two-point field goal. Whilst in the act of shooting Jordan Loyd made illegal contact with Leo Westermann of Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, as Leo Westermann had previously established a legal guarding position. The contact occurred prior to Jordan Loyd releasing the ball for the two-point field goal attempt. The defensive foul call on Leo Westermann was an incorrect call, which should have been called an offensive foul on Jordan Loyd resulting in the cancellation of the two-point field goal and possession for Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul.