Georgetown forward Shayla Cooper threw her shoe in an attempt to block a three-pointer from a Richmond player in a game on Friday.
In case you were wondering, no, you cannot do that. Here's an explanation from the Associated Press:
"Even with increase in fouls, not everything has been caught. In the Georgetown-Richmond women's game Friday, freshman Shayla Cooper lost her shoe early in the second half and tried to block a Spiders' 3-pointer by throwing her sneaker at the ball. She missed and so did the officials, who didn't call a foul on the play. Or even a 'soletending' violation.
" 'Picking up a shoe and throwing it is not a rule in the rule book,' [NCAA women's basketball secretary-rules editor Debbie] Williamson said laughing. 'It's an unsporting act as there's no rule for throwing equipment. It should have been an unsportsmanlike foul.' "
Thanks to Dan Steinberg of The Washington Post for sharing.
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