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. The inner rectangle on the backboard is 24 inches (61 cm) wide by 18 inches (46 cm) tall, and helps a shooter determine the proper aim and banking for either a layup or distance shot.

## Is the NBA rim 12 feet?

The **rims have always been 10-feet high** since James Naismith posted 13 rules for a game he called “Basket Ball” in a Springfield, Mass., YMCA gym in 1891. The average height for men during that time, however, was 5-foot-6. Now, your average NBA player is 6-foot-7.

## What size backboard does high school use?

Since high school and college use the **standard 72 inch backboards** many people like to purchase this size to closely reproduce actual playing conditions.

### How high is the square on a backboard?

Regulations as of 2013 specify that an official backboard must be 6 feet **wide by 3 1/2 feet high**, transparent and marked with 2-inch-wide white lines that form a square centered above the basketball hoop. The square dimensions are 24 inches wide by 18 inches high.

### Can a 6 foot man dunk?

To summarize, with a height of about 6 feet, **you can dunk a basketball very quickly**. But people of shorter height can still fully afford to dunk. Although that means you will have to go through more intense muscle training and vertical jumps. With effort and luck, you will likely dunk.

### How tall is WNBA Hoop?

Like the NBA — and all competitive basketball beyond junior high school — the WNBA plays on a regulation, **10-foot** basket.

### Are high school rims 10 feet?

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.

### What is the height of a basketball ball?

**Size 7 (29.5″ or 75cm)** is the official size of all adult basketballs, suitable for male basketball players aged 13 years and over.

### How tall do you have to be to dunk?

To dunk, you’ll need to be jumping **around 35 inches high**, which would be considered impressive even in professional sports. In the NBA there are players who consistently produce 40+ inch running vertical jumps that enable them to perform spectacular dunks in games. Popular examples are Nate Robinson and Spud Webb.

### What is the measurement of a basketball backboard?

The backboard shall be a rectangle measuring **6′ horizontally and 3 ½’ vertically**. The front surface shall be flat and transparent. A transparent backboard shall be marked with a 2” white rectangle centered behind the This rectangle shall have outside dimensions of 24” horizontally and 18” vertically.

### Has the height of a basketball hoop changed?

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. Legendary basketball coach Pete Newell suggested in a 2013 New York Times Op-Ed that the NCAA and NBA raise their hoops to 11 feet.

### Can Steve Nash dunk?

Steve Nash, Los Angeles Lakers

**Not being able to dunk hasn**‘t hindered Steve Nash at all during a 17-year NBA career. … There is footage of Nash “dunking” on a practice court while in college at Santa Clara, which got morphed into this clever NBA commercial, but it’s truly a weak attempt.

### How far is the rim from the backboard?

The backboard protrudes four feet out from the baseline, and the rim of the basket hangs 10 feet off the ground. Subtracting the four feet overhang from the 19-foot length of the key, we get the familiar **15-foot** distance from the foul line to the front of the backboard.

### Can a basketball hit the top of the backboard?

ANSWER: Under all codes, a ball hitting the top of the backboard (as well as the sides and bottom) **is considered as “in play**.” However, if the ball goes OVER the top or touches any of the supporting braces above or behind the backboard, it is considered to be out of bounds.

### How far is the 3 point line?

The distance from the basket to the three-point line varies by competition level: in the National Basketball Association (NBA) the arc is **23 feet 9 inches (7.24 m)** from the center of the basket; in FIBA, the WNBA, the NCAA (all divisions), and the NAIA, the arc is 6.75 m (22 ft 1.75 in).