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Is throwing the ball up in the air and catching and dribbling legal.


If you mean passing to yourself no you cannot do that, that would be an illegal dribble. However, High School rules permit a player to catch their own airball as long as it's a legitimate shot attempt. At that point the player may dribble again, shoot or pass.

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