# How big of a basketball can you fit through the rim?

January 2, 2020 Off By idswater

## How big of a basketball can you fit through the rim?

In Rick Torbett’s Better Basketball DVD (Better Shooting), he clearly shows that two regulation sized balls (9 inches wide each) could fit inside one regulation-sized rim (18 inches wide). Therefore, doing the math, 9×2=18, so yes, two regulation-sized basketballs could fit through the rim at the same time, if placed exactly side-by-side.

## How big is a regulation size basketball in the NBA?

Professional and amateur leagues, such as the NBA, WNBA, FIBA, and NCAA, usually maintain their own regulation sizes and weight. This is the reason why we often see different sizes of basketballs despite being called regulation size. Boys aged 13 and older: Size 7 ball (29.5 inch circumference, 22 oz., used at the men’s professional level)

Two men’s basketballs fit in a basketball hoop but will not go through. Technically two and a half men’s balls fit in the hoop. Some will argue that they will go through but either they are pushing one ball through before the other just a touch.

## How big is a size 7 basketball ball?

Boys aged 13 and older: Size 7 ball (29.5 inch circumference, 22 oz., used at the men’s professional level) Boys aged 10-12, Girls aged 11 and older: Size 6 ball (28.5 inch circumference, 20 oz., used at the women’s professional level) Boys aged 7-9, Girls aged 7-10: Size 5 Ball (27.5 inch circumference, 17 oz., used in many standard youth leagues)

## Can you put two basketballs through the rim at the same time?

Yes and No, two women’s basketballs can fit through the rim at the same time. But Two Men’s basketballs can not fit through the cylinder simultaneously. The basketball rim may appear smaller in comparison to the basketball than it actually is.

## How big is a basketball compared to a rim?

College basketball games are played with two 20 minute periods, while professional NBA basketball games consist of four quarters of 12 minutes each. ‍ Basketball to Rim Ratio: Compared to the clear area of the basketball rim, a regulation basketball is 27% of the size of the opening.

Two men’s basketballs fit in a basketball hoop but will not go through. Technically two and a half men’s balls fit in the hoop. Some will argue that they will go through but either they are pushing one ball through before the other just a touch.

## What’s the average size of an NBA basketball?

These NBA size specifications are the guidelines to help you choose the right ball for yourself or your children. The official size of the basketball used by the NBA is 29.5 inches in circumference. That’s the same size used throughout men’s college and high school basketball leagues.