# Question - How far is a free throw line in basketball?

Answered by: Thomas Rivera  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 26-06-2022  |  Views: 802  |  Total Questions: 14

Free-Throw Distance The NBA, the NCAA and the National Federation of State High School Associations dictate that the free-throw line is 15 feet horizontally from the plane of the front of the backboard. The free-throw line on international courts is 15. 09 feet from the backboard. The NBA adopted the three-point line at the start of the 1979–80 season. This is of variable distance, ranging from 22 feet (6. 7 m) in the corners to 23. 75 feet (7. 24 m) behind the top of the key. The distance of the free-throw line is measured from a point on the floor directly below the backboard. At the junior high, high school, NCAA, WNBA and NBA levels, the free-throw line is 15 feet away from this point. At the FIBA level, the free-throw line is actually a bit further—15. 09 feet from the point. For all courts the “foul line” distance is 15 feet from the foul line to the front of the backboard. The “foul line” is 18 feet 10 inches from the baseline.

### Is NBA court bigger than college?

The high school court is 84 feet long. The length of an 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.

### What is 3 in the key?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_seconds_rule

The three seconds rule (also referred to as the three-second rule or three in the key, often termed a lane violation) requires that in basketball, a player shall not remain in the opponents' restricted area for more than three consecutive seconds while that player's team is in control of a live ball in the frontcourt

### Should the NBA have a 4 point line?

https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2019/2/16/18227087/nba-4-four-point-line-uses-celebrity-all-star-game

The NBA needs to add the 4-point line — selectively. No. There shouldn't be a four-point line at all times in the NBA. But there are ways the NBA could look to implement the four-point line.

### Why are there two 3pt lines?

Why it matters: According to the committee, moving the line back will open up the lane for drives/cuts to the basket and additional low-post play, while keeping the 3-point revolution in check by making threes more challenging. For reference, the NBA's 3-point line is 23 feet, 9 inches.

### Would a dunk from the 3 point line?

https://www.quora.com/If-someone-were-able-to-dunk-from-the-three-point-line-would-that-be-considere

In terms off dunking from the three point line. This is only counted as a three point shot if both of the players feet are behind the line before he takes off. If he is fouled in flight to the goal and finishes the dunk, he will be awarded a 4 point play opportunity becuase he was fouled on a 3 point attempt.

### How far away is the three point line?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-point_field_goal

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, and NCAA Division I men's play the arc is 6. 75 m (22 ft 1. 75 in); and in women's play in all three NCAA

### What are the markings on a basketball court?

Basketball Court Lines Baselines (also known as the end lines) Sidelines. Free throw line (also known as the foul line) Free throw line extended. Midcourt line (also known as the half-court line and timeline) Three point arc (also known as the three point line) NBA restricted area.

### How high is NBA rim?

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.

### How tall is a NBA hoop?

The height of NBA basketball hoop is 10 feet. When James Naismith, the guy credited with inventing the game of hoops, drafted the first-ever rules of the game, he set the height of the basketball rim as 10 feet. Many, many years later (over 125 years), the hoop height has remained unchanged.

### What is the key in basketball?

The key, officially referred to as the free throw lane by the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the restricted area by the international governing body FIBA, and colloquially as the lane or the

### How high is a youth basketball hoop?

8-foot rims for 3rd and 4th grades (8 to 10 year olds); 9-foot rims for 5th graders; 10-foot rims for 6th grade and above. Ten feet is what the bulk of the international and American kids shoot at, especially once they get to middle school.