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Basketball/History: Designated Free Thrower

Basketball/History: Designated Free Thrower

Dick Moss, Editor, PE Update.com

Up until 1924, one player on a basketball team was allowed to take all the free throws for his team--a rule I'm sure just-retired Shaquille O'Neal, with his abysmal free-throw percentage, would have loved to reinstate.

References:
1. Bill Bradley, ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game, ESPN, 2009.
2. "Some things I'll Never Forget." Texas Coach, August 1988.


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