As the Center Official, you need to be aware of post play when you do not have an active match-up. You also must be aware of curl and crossing plays coming at you. You must officiate one vs. one plays to the basket. When going from C-C and there is no pressure in the back court get to the FTLE. Be ready for plays at the ring in transition.
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Al Battista is regarded as one of the most knowledgeable experts in the field of basketball rules at all levels. In addition to this, he is a well-known clinician and observer of officials. Currently, he is Maryland State and Board 12 Interpreter for scholastic basketball. He has served as an officials’ observer for the NBA and WNBA and is currently the NBA chief scout for officials in the Northeast USA.