Odd situation that happened last nite. A player transferred into a school but with the elgibility rules, he was allowed to play in the first 11 games. He isn't elgible for rest of the season. He isn't listed in scorebook. He was in the pregame warm-up line. Yes, you guessed it, he dunked. The team was leaving the court to go back into the lockeroom. They didn't call a technical because they were not sure of how to handle it. The officials called me after the game and I told the officials that by allowing him to be part of warmups, he was acting as part of the team and would be subject to penalty but I haven't heard of this and I am not %100
Officials aren't involved with who is or isn't ineligible, so let's talk about what they observed.....
.....which is an illegal pre-game dunk.....
When that happens, we notify the coach of the infraction, advise that the player (remember, we do not know eligibility status) has been assessed a technical foul, a team foul will be assessed, and the heach coach will be assessed an indirect technical foul (which causes him to lose his coaching box privileges for the entire game).
Now, when we report this to the scorer, he tells us that that player is not in the scorebook.... If prior to the 10:00 mark, we can add that player to the book with no penalty. If this happens after the 10:00 mark, we'd have to add that player to the book and assess an administrative technical foul..... (on top of the penalties for the dunk)
Since the player is ineligible, I suspect you will be told that fact. There are two choices, 1) add the player as noted above or 2) Note in the book that a team member was guilty of the infraction. (the penalty to the coach and team remains). A game report to the OHSAA should be filed after the game describing what happened, what you were told and how you proceeded.
The problem with the whole situation is that under OHSAA Bylaws, a student athlete ineligible to participate in any interscholastic sports contests, shall not be dressed in full uniform for any such contests and shall not participate in pre-game warmups during the student’s period of ineligibility. There are potential severe reprocussions regarding this player participating (and ultimately violating game rules) in the warm ups..... All this will be handled by the OHSAA staff.
As far as what happened on-court...... The action should have been penalized as if it were a "normal" situation. Start with the opponent shooting two free throws for the techncial foul followed by a throw-in at the division line opposite the scorer's table.