WP20 Free Throws
WP 20.1 A free throw shall be taken at the location of the ball, except
if the foul is committed by a defending player within the defender’s 2 metre area and the ball is inside the 2 metre area, the free throw shall be taken on the 2 metre line opposite to where the foul was committed.
WP 20.2 A player awarded a free throw shall put the ball into play immediately, including by passing or by shooting, if permitted by the Rules. It shall be an offence if a player who is clearly in a position most readily to take a free throw does not do so. A defending player having committed a foul shall move away from the player taking the free throw before raising an arm to block a pass or shot; a player who fails to do so shall be excluded for “interference” under WP 22.5.
WP 20.3 The responsibility for returning the ball to the player who is to take the free throw shall be that of the team to which the free throw is awarded.
WP 20.4 The free throw shall be taken in a manner to enable the players to observe the ball leaving the hand of the player taking the throw, who shall also then be permitted to carry or dribble the ball before passing to another player, or to shoot, when permitted. The ball shall be in play immediately when it leaves the hand of the player taking the free throw.
[NOTE: For method of taking the throw, see note to WP 17.2.]