# How tall does a basketball pole need to be?

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## How tall does a basketball pole need to be?

Throughout gyms, parks, and driveways around the world, basketball hoops are almost always 10 feet (3 meters) off the ground. Some leagues for young children play on shorter hoops, but from junior high schools through the professional leagues, the game is played on hoops of the standard 10-foot height.

## What is the distance of the NBA free throw line?

15 ft

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Area | NBA |
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Imperial | |

3-point line distance from the basket | 23.75 ft 22 ft in corner |

Key (shaded lane or restricted area) width | 16 ft |

Free-throw line distance from point on the floor directly below the backboard | 15 ft |

## What is the distance of basketball pole from end line?

22.15 feet

Instead, the distance is equal to the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) at 22.15 feet from the center of the hoop.

## How big does a basketball pole need to be?

For square poles, sizes typically start at a 4×4 and go all the up to an 8×8. Some of these size options are manufacturer specific. For instance, only Spalding has basketball hoop options that have an 8×8-inch pole. Other manufacturers, such as Lifetime, Goalsetter, and Goalrilla, will have basketball pole sizes from 4×4 to 6×6.

## How tall is the average NBA basketball court?

An NBA basketball court is 94 feet long and 50 feet wide. In meters, it’s 28.65 m long and 15.24 m wide. The WNBA and NCAA use an identical court size—94 feet long by 50 feet wide. High school courts are a bit shorter, measuring 84 feet long by 50 feet wide.

## How tall is the 3 point line in basketball?

The FIBA 3-point line is 22.15 feet from the hoop, 21.65 feet in the corners. The WNBA uses the same 3-point line as FIBA. At the NCAA level, the 3-point line distance is 20.75 feet, for both men and women. At the high school level, the 3-point line distance is 19.75 feet, for both boys and girls.

## How long is the average college basketball game?

College basketball games are played with two 20 minute periods, while professional NBA basketball games consist of four quarters of 12 minutes each. How long is a basketball game? The average NBA basketball game lasts between two and two and a half hours.

## What is the height of a professional basketball hoop?

The top of the hoop is 10 feet (305 cm) above the ground. Regulation backboards are 72 inches (183 cm) wide by 42 inches (110 cm) tall. All basketball rims (hoops) are 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter.

## What are the dimensions of a high school basketball hoop?

It is 42 inches high. All levels use the same hoop size (18 in diameter). Other dimensions of a high school basketball court include the square in the backboard. It measures 24 in wide by 18 in tall. The point from the rim to the backboard is 6 in. What this means is that the rim is 24 in away from the backboard.

## What are the dimensions of a basketball hoop?

A basketball hoop is circular in shape and has an inside diameter of exactly 18 inches from edge to edge. These 18 inches should be consistent from all point-to-point measurements that cross the exact center of the hoop.

## How tall is WNBA rim?

The official rim height, as used by the NBA, NCAA and WNBA, is 120 inches (10 feet). This was the height of the first peach basket “nets” nailed to an indoor, elevated running track by basketball inventor, James Naismith .