Q: Are foul shooters allowed to "shot fake" in an attempt to draw a lane violation from the defence? 

A: No.

FIBA Rule Book: 43.2.3

The free-throw shooter shall:

  • Take a position behind the free-throw line and inside the semi-circle.
  • Use any method to shoot a free throw in such a way that the ball enters the basket from above or the ball touches the ring.
  • Release the ball within 5 seconds after it is placed at his disposal by the referee.
  • Not touch the free-throw line or enter the restricted area until the ball has entered the basket or has touched the ring.
  • Not fake a free throw

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