In the National Basketball Association (NBA), the court is 94 by 50 feet (28.7 by 15.2 m). Under International Basketball Federation (FIBA) rules, the court is slightly smaller, measuring 28 by 15 meters (91.9 by 49.2 ft). In amateur basketball, court sizes vary widely. Many older high school gyms were 84 feet (26 m) or even 74 feet (23 m) in length.
A professional NBA court is 94’ x 50’ | 28.65 x 15.24 m. Courts are comprised of several foundational components: the baskets, the three-point arcs, free-throw (foul) lines, and the half court line. Indoor courts are usually made with polished wood (often maple), while outdoor courts are typically made from paving, concrete, or asphalt.
The first basketball game was played in a small basement gym with 18 players spread out on a court about 35 feet by 50 feet in size. That's quite different from the court dimensions used today. Throughout it's evolution, basketball games were played in some crazy places:
In professional basketball there is a semi-circular 4' restraining area in front of the basket. No ...
Here is an overview of the court and its dimensions along, with the simple field rules. Basketball is a game of fair and simple rules, and equally easy to comprehend once the basics are understood. Here is an overview of the court and its dimensions along, with the simple field rules.
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The main difference between a college basketball court and a high school basketball court is the length. While college courts are 94' long, high school courts are 84'. Junior high courts are even smaller at 74' and play with a width of 42'. The other primary difference is high school courts generally do not have a restricted arc under the basket. The three-point line is 19' 9" on both high school and junior high basketball courts.
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Note the paint area – the free throw lane – is 16 feet across. The foul line is 15 feet from the face of the backboard and 2 inches wide. International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and Olympic basketball courts call for the court to be slightly smaller at 91.9 feet by 49.2 feet. In meters, that’s 28 by 15 meters.