# How many feet is the 3-point line to the basket?

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## How many feet is the 3-point line to the basket?

23 feet 9 inches

The distance from the basket to the three-point line varies by competition level: in the National Basketball Association (NBA) the arc is 23 feet 9 inches (7.24 m) from the center of the basket; in FIBA, the WNBA, and men’s play in both the NCAA (all divisions) and NAIA, the arc is 6.75 m (22 ft 1.75 in); and in NCAA …

## How far away is the free throw line from the basket in middle school?

14 feet

Distance of Free-Throw Line: 7-8 and 9-11 year-olds should take free throws 14 feet from the basket to develop proper form and increase success.

## How tall is the free throw line in basketball?

While the size of a basketball court and some of the dimensions may change depending on the level of game, from high school to professional, the standard free throw line distance in basketball is exactly 15 feet from the backboard. In the United States, 15 feet is the universal free throw line distance.

## Where does a basketball player take a free throw?

A player fouled by another player sometimes receives free throws, also known as foul shots. She takes these shots (they aren’t really “throws”) from the free throw line at the end of the lane — 15 feet from the basket.

## Where to measure the free throw line to the hoop?

Place the start of your measuring tape on the baseline directly under the hoop. With your chalk, mark the baseline at this starting position. Extend the measuring tape 15 feet away from the the baseline.

## How tall is the foul line in basketball?

The front of the basket is roughly 2 feet in front of the backboard, and the diameter of the rim is 18 inches. That would make a foul shot 13 feet from the line to the front of the rim.

## What is the distance from rim to free throw line?

The free throw line is 13 feet away from the front of the rim and 15 feet away from the backboard. The rim is 18” in diameter, so the exact center of the rim is 13’ 9” from the free throw line.

## How far is the free throw line from the hoop?

The free-throw line is about 13 feet horizontally from the front edge of the hoop. International hoops must be a minimum of 450 mm and a maximum of 459 mm, which is between 17.72 and 18 inches.

## What is the distance of the three-point line in basketball?

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved moving the 3-point line to the international basketball distance of 22 feet, 1¾ inches in men’s basketball.

## What are the dimensions of a free throw line?

The free throw lane is the hub of the action in each half-court. This rectangle is 12 feet wide — 16 feet at the men’s pro level. Its length, as measured from the basket to the free throw line, is 15 feet at all levels.