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BASKETBALL

HiStory

- Matthew Cuaderno
DR. JAMES NAISMITH

Canadian  teacher at the YMCA


training school in Springfield,
Massachusetts.
Invented the sport "Basketball"
Originated in December 1891
Ball Sizes

SIZE 5 SIZE 6 SIZE 7


27.5 inches 28.5 inches 29.5 inches
Court Sizes STANDARD SIZE
28m long (91.8 feet)
 and
15m wide (49 feet)

Typical Court Sizes


NBA Professional and College – 94 feet long and 50 feet wide
Senior High School – 84 feet long and 50 feet wide
Junior High – 74 feet long and 42 feet wid
KEY FOUL LINE BACKBOARD & RIM
The Key (the Lane): For all courts the “foul Top of the rim is 10 feet
The Key (also called the line” distance is 15 feet for all levels of play. 
Lane) is different for from the foul line to the Regulation backboards
are 6 feet wide (72
Professional (NBA) and front of the backboard.
inches) by 42 inches
College/High School. tall. 
All basketball rims
Professional (NBA):
RESTRICTED ARC (hoops) are 18 inches in
The key is 16 feet NBA and WNBA: 4 feet diameter. 
wide (1.22 m) from the center of  Inner square on the
College (NCAA) and the basket backboard is 24 inches
High School: The  NCAA: 3 feet (0.91 m) from wide by 18 inches tall.
the center of the basket All line markings on the
key is 12 feet wide floor are 2 inches wide.

3 POINT LINE (ARC)


NBA Basketball Courts – the 3 point arc is 22 feet to the center
of the rim on the sides with a straight line extending out 16 feet
9 inches from the baseline. 
Mens and Womens College Basketball Courts – the 3 point arc
is 20 feet 9 inches.
High School Basketball Courts – the 3 point arc is 19 feet 9
inches.
THESE ARE JAMES NAISMITH ORIGINAL THIRTEEN RULES OF BASKETBALL:
B ASKETBALL POSTIONS

Point guard
Shooting guard
Small forward
Power forward
Center
REFERENCES:

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HTTP://WWW.THEBASKETBALLWORLD.COM/HISTORY.HTM
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