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The Dimension of a Basketball Court



Now that you made up your mind to create your own basketball court, what do you have to first make sure? Certainly, you have to know the size of everything.  The worst thing you can do is setting up a lower hoop or screwing up on the size of the three-point arc, thereby fouling up your shooting touch or vision. Hence, size matters when it comes to playing hoops. Let's get to know them right now.

Width of a basketball court
50 feet (NBA standard), varies for high school and colleges

The Length of a basketball court
-94 feet (NBA standard)
-83-85 feet (High school, College standard)

Centerline of a basketball court
The centerline is 4 inches wide and located at the 47th feet measured from each side

Center circle of a basketball court
There are two circles at the center. The inner circle, or the jump ball circle, has a diameter of 4 feet. The bigger center circle has a diameter of 12 feet.

Distance from the free throw line to the backboard
15 feet from the backboard, about 16.4 feet from the front of the rim (elevation considered)

The basketball 3 point line
It's important to note that the 3 point arc is not the same distance from the center of the rim at all spots. This results from the fact that on the baseline, the three-point line starts with a straight line extending from the baseline before it becomes a circular arc that goes to the other side and straightens out again as it approaches the baseline on the other side. The three-point line of college and high school basketball courts consist of two 5.25 feet straight lines on each side. The straight line portions are about 19 feet from the basketball hoop. When the arc commences, the three point line is always 19.75 feet from the basketball hoop. The NBA 3 point line has two 14.1 feet straight lines. At this point, the three point line is 22 feet from the basketball hoop. When the three point arc begins, the three point line is always 23 feet and 9 inches from the basketball hoop.

Key size of a basketball court
19 feet from the free throw line to the baseline of the basketball court 12 feet in width, across the lane

The markings around the key of a basketball court
For NBA standard, the blocks are exactly 12 inches in width, and 8 inches deep. Meanwhile the rest of the tabs on each side of the lane are 2 inches in width, and 8 inches deep. The distance between the baseline and the block is exactly 7 feet. The distance from the end of the block to the first line is 3 feet. Each additional line is another 3 feet (36 inches) away from the end of the previous line.

The circle at the top of the key of a basketball court
The diameter of the circle at the top of the key is equal to the width of the key of the basketball court, which is 12 feet.

The charge line on an NBA basketball court
Charge line has a diameter of 8 feet. The center of the arc is the center of the rim of the basketball hoop.

You want to know about the dimension of the basketball hoop? Click on the link below!
basketball hoop dimension

You want to know about the dimension of a basketball? Click on the link below!
basketball ball dimension


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