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## Can you take 2 steps in basketball?

**A player who receives the ball while he is progressing or upon completion of a dribble, may take two steps in coming** to a stop, passing or shooting the ball. … If he jumps with both feet he must release the ball before either foot touches the floor.

## Can you technically take 3 steps in basketball?

Taking more than two steps with control of the ball is considered a travel, so in this case, **three steps is a travel**. Oftentimes a player will catch the ball while taking a step but not have full control of it and then take two more steps for a layup or dunk, this is legal.

## How many steps do you get basketball?

In the NBA and FIBA, players are also given a “gather step”. When a player has taken more than **2 steps** without the ball being dribbled, a traveling violation is called. In 2018, FIBA revised the rule so that one can take a “gather step” before taking the 2 steps.

## Can you take 2 steps before dribbling?

The definition of a travel is when a player illegally moves one or both feet. If a player takes three steps or more before dribbling, or changes pivot foot, it’s a **traveling violation**. That means a player can take two steps before he has to dribble.

## Can you take two steps after a hop step?

**You are allowed to jump twice**, once as a hop step, and the second to shoot, you just can’t land the second jump.

## Can you take 2 steps after a jump stop?

**You cannot take two steps after** a 1-2 jump stop, but you can take one step if it is with the non-pivot foot.

## Why do NBA players take 3 steps?

EVIDENCE OF WHY “3 STEPS” ARE LEGAL:**You’re allowed 2 steps upon completion of a dribble**, so if you dribble while pushing off of one foot it is not counted toward one of your 2 allowed steps.

## How many steps can you take in NCAA?

A player can take **fifteen “**steps” with his nonpivot foot (jab steps) and never travel, as long as the keeps the pivot foot stationary. He can then legally lift his pivot foot to pass, or make a try for goal. It’s not a travel unless his pivot foot touches the floor before he releases the pass, or try.