Contents

- 1 How high is the bottom of the net?
- 2 How do you tell if a rim is 10 feet?
- 3 Why is a basketball hoop 10 feet?
- 4 Are there different size basketball nets?
- 5 How high do you have to jump to touch the backboard?
- 6 How high is a 13 year olds volleyball net?
- 7 Can a 13 year old dunk?
- 8 Is the NBA rim 12 feet?
- 9 How far is the 3 point line?
- 10 Who was the shortest player in the NBA?
- 11 How tall is the NBA basketball hoop?
- 12 How high is WNBA rim?
- 13 Is 54 inch backboard big enough?
- 14 What is the standard size basketball?
- 15 Is 72 inch backboard too big for driveway?

## How high is the bottom of the net?

The rim is 10 feet from the ground and the nets are 15″ to 18″ in length, so the **bottom of the net** could be from 8′9″ to 8′ 6″ from the ground. Many NBA players can stand flatfooted and reach up and touch the **net**. It is usually rectangular as used in NBA, NCAA and international basketball.

## How do you tell if a rim is 10 feet?

Have one person climb the ladder and place one end on the tape measure at the front tip of the **rim** so it is even with the TOP side of the **rim**. Drop the tape measure straight down to the playing surface to check the distance. The tape measure should read **10 feet** for regulation basketball, typically ages 11 and older.

## Why is a basketball hoop 10 feet?

The reason the basket is **10**–**feet** high is because that’s how high the track above the gym was where Naismith invented the game and nailed peach baskets to it. Nothing more, nothing less. It’s one of the great historical stories of the game, of course, but that’s hardly a reason to keep it from changing.

## Are there different size basketball nets?

For junior high, high school, NCAA, WNBA, NBA and FIBA, **the** rim is exactly 10 feet off **the** ground. **Rims** at every level of play are 18 inches **in** diameter. **Backboards** are also **the** same **size** at each of these levels. A regulation backboard measures 6 feet wide and 42 inches (3.5 feet) tall.

## How high do you have to jump to touch the backboard?

**You**‘ll **need to jump** roughly 24 inches to **touch the rim** and 30 inches to dunk a full sized basketball (assuming average arm length). While the height difference between a 5 foot 9 person and a 6 foot person is only 3 inches, it’s actually a lot easier around this height for two reasons.

## How high is a 13 year olds volleyball net?

NET HEIGHT

Net Heights by Age Group | ||
---|---|---|

AGE GROUP | FEMALES / REVERSE CO-ED | MALE / CO-ED |

13-14 years and under | 2.24 m (7′ 4 1/8″) |
2.24 m (7′ 4 1/8″) |

11-12 years and under | 2.13 m (7′) |
2.13 m (7′) |

10 years and under | 1.98 m (6’6″) |
2.13 m (7′) |

## Can a 13 year old dunk?

Most **13**–**year**–**olds can**‘t **dunk**. delighted fans during warmups with a **dunk** attempt. He threw a lob to himself, but failed to secure the ball.

## Is the NBA rim 12 feet?

Since about 1987 to the present, it’s been about 6-**foot**-7. That means that players today have a much easier time playing above the **rim**. In the 2008 Slam Dunk competition, Dwight Howard asked the **NBA** to raise the height of the **rim** to **12 feet** to prove his dunking ability was about more than his height.

## How far is the 3 point line?

The arc typically stretches to 23 feet, nine **inches**, but is not uniform. In the corners, the distance between it and the basket is only 22 feet. The NBA decided to redraw the arcs so that they sat 22 feet away from the basket across the board.

## Who was the shortest player in the NBA?

Table

Height | Weight | Player |
---|---|---|

5 ft 3 in (1.60 m) | 136 lb (62 kg) | Muggsy Bogues |

5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) | 135 lb (61 kg) | Earl Boykins |

5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) | 165 lb (75 kg) | Mel Hirsch |

5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) | 133 lb (60 kg) | Spud Webb |

## How tall is the NBA basketball hoop?

The top of the hoop is 10 feet (**305 cm**) above the ground. Regulation backboards are 6 feet (183 cm) wide by 3.5 feet (107 cm) tall. All basketball rims (hoops) are 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter.

## How high is WNBA rim?

Like the NBA — and all competitive basketball beyond junior **high** school — the **WNBA** plays on a regulation, 10-foot basket. Yet, Shaq zeroed in on the **rim height** during Tuesday night’s broadcast and proposed a not-so-original idea of lowering **WNBA rims** so the players could dunk more and throw down two-handers.

## Is 54 inch backboard big enough?

**Backboard** sizes vary in width from 48” **wide** all the way up to 72”, but for the sake of regular game play we recommend choosing **backboard** no smaller than **54**” **wide**. Anything narrower than this measurement won’t allow the player to perform bank shots at all!

## What is the standard size basketball?

Official sized basketballs measure 29.5” in circumference and have a standard weight of 22 oz. **Size 7** basketballs are the standard ball size for most men’s professional basketball associations, as well as men’s college and high school basketball leagues.

## Is 72 inch backboard too big for driveway?

**Backboards** range in size from 44″ to **72**“. If you have a one car **driveway**, go with a 54″ **backboard**. If you have enough space, strongly consider a 60″ or, ideally, a **72**” **backboard**, which is regulation size for high school, college and the pros.