Basketball Court Dimensions, Size, Diagram

Basketball court dimensions and size have some variation based on the level of play. To help explain the various sizes, we’ve created a chart and diagrams that should help you. And, we’ve organized the material into a helpful Q & A format.

Basketball Court Dimensions

What is a basketball court size?

Basketball court size varies depending on the league and level of play. For NBA court dimension, as well as for WNBA and college basketball, the court measures 94 feet long by 50 feet wide.

NBA Court Dimensions Diagram

nba court dimensions diagram

What are high school basketball court dimensions?

The court in the high school and junior high basketball gym measures 84 feet long by 50 feet wide.

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High School Basketball Court Dimensions Diagram

High school basketball court dimensions diagram

At a younger level of play than college or pro, the court length is 10 feet shorter at 84 feet.

How long is a basketball court?

So, what are basketball court dimensions in feet? The high school court is 84 feet long. The length of a basketball court in the NBA court is exactly 10 feet longer. In fact, college and all professional league games, including the WNBA, are played on a 94 foot long court.

One of the most famous college facilities is Pauley Pavilion where the UCLA Bruins play.

College Basketball Court Dimensions Diagram

College Basketball Court Diagram

What are basketball court dimensions in meters?

The metric size of a professional basketball court is 28.65 meters long by 15.24 meters wide. The high school court measures 25.6 meters long.

What are half court basketball dimensions?

Half court dimensions are 47 feet long for the pros and 42 feet long for high school.

What are the half court dimensions for a backyard?

Youth half court dimensions are usually 42 feet long by 37 feet wide. High school half courts are slightly larger, at 50 feet long by 42 feet wide.

What are backyard basketball court dimensions?

Backyard courts can be whatever size you wish (or can fit), but typically they are 90 feet long by 50 feet wide.

What are youth basketball court dimensions – Middle School and High school?

Middle school basketball court dimensions are 74 feet long by 42 feet wide. High school basketball court dimensions are slightly larger, at 84 feet long by 50 feet wide.

Basketball court size chart

Basketball Hoop Height and Size

What is the regulation basketball rim height? How tall is a basketball hoop?

The distance from the basketball floor to the rim is 10 feet. This rim height is the same for Junior High, High School, NCAA, WNBA, FIBA and the NBA. Some kids leagues will lower the hoop to 8 feet or 9 feet as an acknowledgement that younger kids have a hard time shooting at 10 feet high hoops.

How wide is a NBA basketball hoop? What is the NBA rim size?

The rim size is the same for all levels of basketball (junior high, high school, NCAA, WNBA, NBA and FIBA) at 18 inches in diameter.

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Basketball Free Throw and 3 Point Distance

What is the free throw line distance? How far is the free throw line?

The free throw line is measured from the shooting line that intersects the key to the spot on the floor directly underneath the backboard. The free throw distance in the NBA, WNBA and NCAA is 15 feet.

Did you know that Steve Nash was the best percentage shooter of free throws in the NBA? He shot 90.43% from the line making 3,060 of 3,384 attempts.

What is the high school 3 point line distance?

The 3 point line for high school is 19.9 feet from the basket.

What is the college 3 point line distance?

The 3 point line for both NCAA men and women is set at 20 feet, 9 inches from the hoop.

What is the WNBA 3 point line distance?

The WNBA 3 point line is 22.15 feet from the basket. From the corners, the distance is 21.65 feet.

What is the NBA 3 point line distance?

The pros shoot 3-pointers from beyond the arc which is 23.75 feet from the basket. From the corners, the distance is 22 feet.

Size of the Basketball

What is a basketball diameter and circumference?

The size of a basketball is different for men’s, women’s and youth leagues.

For the NBA, men’s college, and boys ages 15 and up, players play with a 9.43-9.51 inch diameter (the width measured left to right) basketball. The circumference (the distance measured around the outside) of the ball is 29.5 inches. The official NBA game ball is made by Spalding and measures 9.43-9.51 inches in diameter, or 29.5 inches (75cm) in circumference.

NCAA women and the WNBA use a slightly smaller basketball with a roughly 9.07-9.23 inch diameter and 28.5 inch circumference.

The basketball used in boys youth leagues has a 28.5 inch circumference. Girls youth basketballs are 27.5 inches in circumference. Kids 5 to 8 years old use the smallest ball at 25.5 inches in circumference.

Timing of a Basketball Game

Here are total game times for basketball games for each level of play. Keep in mind that time outs, TV breaks, half time and other play stoppages will draw out the real time of the basketball game 2 to 3 times longer than the timed play.

How long is a high school basketball game?

High school basketball games consist of four 8 minute quarters, for a total of 32 minutes of game time.

How long is a college basketball game?

In the NCAA, college basketball games consist of two 20 minute halves, for a total of 40 minutes of game time.

How long is a WNBA basketball game?

WNBA basketball games consist of four 10 minute quarters, for a total of 40 minutes of game time.

How long is a NBA basketball game?

NBA basketball games consist of four 12 minute quarters, for a total of 48 minutes of game time.

How long is the shot clock?

The shot clock requires offenses to shoot before a timed period runs out. If a shot is not made during that period, a shot clock violation is called and the ball is turned over to the opposing team.

In high school games, the shot clock varies. For men’s college hoops the shot clock is 35 seconds and women’s college is 30 seconds.

The WNBA shot clock is 30 seconds, while the NBA limits the shot clock to only 24 seconds.

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