15.09 meters The free-throw line is 15 feet horizontally from the plane of the front of the backboard, according to the NBA, NCAA, and National Federation of State High School Associations. On international courts, the free-throw line is 15.09 feet from the backboard. It was originally 16 feet from the basket until the 1979 NBA season when it was reduced in size to allow for more television time.
The first-year player to shoot the ball on inbound plays was UCLA's Lucius Allen who did so during the 1949-50 season. The last rookie to do so was Denver's Ken Boulding in 1981-82. Since then, only three players have managed to take at least 100 free throws as a rookie: Dominique Wilkins (2001), Kevin Durant (2005), and LeBron James (2006). Wilkins and James also became true freshmen; therefore, they were allowed to play in their first game as long as they attended school full time. Although Durant opted out of his contract with Seattle after one season to enter the 2005 NBA Draft, he returned to school for one more year before turning pro. He eventually went on to win the MVP Award that season when he led the Thunder to the Finals where they lost to Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls.
Durant is also the only player to ever make at least 10 free throws per game during his rookie season.
6.60 meters Only at the places on the three-point line directly to the left and right of the basket center does the 6.60 m distance exist. The free-throw line is 4.57 m horizontally from the plane of the front of the backboard, according to the NBA, NCAA, and National Federation of State High School Associations. This means that almost all of the time, you will be asked to shoot from well beyond the three-point line.
In fact, only 12 times since 1950 has a three-point shot been taken within six feet of the hoop. And only four of those shots have come from a distance less than 10 feet from the goal!
So basically, if you can get it past your defender, you should be able to score with confidence from anywhere on the court.
The best part is that even though two out of every three attempts will fall short, you'll still outscore your opponent by 2 points on average. A team could theoretically win by shooting 100% from behind the arc, but that would not be realistic.
In reality, only about 1 in 20 three-point shots go in, so there's no reason to force anything. Just let it fly!
The average length of a basketball season is 67 games. That means that on average, teams shoot about 15 three-pointers per game.
15 ft. Each high school, college, and NBA floor has its own three-point line (arc). The Foul Line: The "foul line" measurement for all courts is 15 feet from the foul line to the front of the backboard. This measurement is sometimes misinterpreted as being taken from the center of the basket to the front of the rim. It is not; it's measured from the foul line to the front of the backboard.
In college basketball, the foul line is usually painted on the court in black paint. In the NBA, however, the foul line is usually marked by a white band about 1 foot wide located just inside the border of the playing surface. This is because when it is cold outside or not, when it is raining or not, when it has snowed or not - the officials need to be able to see the line so they can make calls consistently. Since there are only 10 seconds allowed per team before a timeout can be called, every second counts.
In addition, the NBA requires that each end of the arena have a clearly visible ball marker positioned 12 inches above the top of the key. This allows fans watching television or online to know when time is running out in the game.
Finally, in both college and the NBA, if a player goes over the foul line with the ball, it is considered a foul regardless of where the player went over the line.
A defensive player may stay in the lane for as long as he wants. A player who is fouled by another player may be awarded free throws, also known as foul shots. She shoots these shots (which aren't really "throws") from the free throw line at the end of the lane, about 15 feet from the hoop.
The free-throw line from the basketball hoop measures 15 feet (4.61 meters). To put the distance into context, it is roughly the length of a medium automobile. The free-throw line is 12 feet (3.7 meters) wide. In basketball, the length and width of this region are referred to as the "key."
19.75 meters The distance is 19.75 feet in most high school organizations in the United States. This was once the distance for NCAA basketball. The NCAA playing rules committee agreed on May 26, 2007, to move the men's three-point line back one foot to 20.75 feet. This will make room for more exciting games between smaller schools and larger ones.
In high school basketball, it was previously measured from the top of the key to the center of the backboard and down along the side of the building to the floor. So, the three-point line is actually closer to the basket than that - by about 9 inches. The change will take effect for this season's games.
The high school game is much different than the college game. College players are usually 6'5" or taller, so there is plenty of space between the basket and the line. In high school, players can be as small as 4'10" if they're at a large school or 5'4" at a smaller one. There's not really enough space for shooters to launch bombs from outside the stripe - even if they could reach it.
The three-point line came into play when players began shooting better shots from beyond the arc. Baskets became bigger because defenders were forced to stay closer to their positions on the court.