The midcourt line is 47 feet (14 m) distant from either baseline on an NBA game court that is 94 feet (29 m) long. Thus, it can accommodate a total of 91 players, one for each foot of the distance, up to the midpoint.
This record was set on December 2, 1979, when New York played Chicago. The record was later broken by Portland-Dallas with 112 players on board.
In college basketball, the line used by most schools is 40 feet (12 m), which allows for a roster size of 96. Some conferences have longer courts, such as the NCAA's current requirement of 95 feet 9 inches (30 m). In addition, some colleges use the full length of the court for recruiting purposes; among these are Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, and UCLA.
In terms of actual games, the record for most players on a team in an NBA regular season game is 112, set by Portland in 1999. The record is unlikely to be beaten since, after subtracting those who sit on the bench, there are only about 10 players available per team during gameplay. In international play, 116 is the maximum lineup size for both men and women.
The half court line is located halfway between each end line, as the name implies. A six-foot-radius tip-off circle in the middle of the half-court line frequently displays the host team's logo. The key is 16 feet across and 19 feet from the baseline to the foul line.
The FIBA 3-point line is 22.15 feet away from the basket and 21.65 feet away from the corners. The WNBA and FIBA both utilize the same 3-point line. The NCAA 3-point line distance for both men and women is 20.75 feet. The 3-point line distance for both boys and girls in high school is 19.75 feet.
At the ends of the court, the baseline/endline runs from sideline to sideline behind the backboard. They are generally situated four feet behind the basket and have a width of 50 feet. Depending on whose team controls the ball, the phrases baseline and endline are interchangeable.
The NBA and collegiate basketball courts measure 94 feet (29 meters) by 50 feet (15 m). The international basketball court is 28 meters (92 feet) by 15 meters in size (49 ft).
Basketball courts have been around for many years. They have gone through many changes over time to make them more exciting to watch. One thing that has changed quite a bit is the height of the basketball hoop. Early basketball hoops were very low to the ground, about 1 foot (30 cm) or less. As basketball became more popular, people started building small elevators above the backboard to raise the hoop up higher. Today's basketball hoops are much taller than they used to be; some reach up to 10 feet (3 m).
When you go to an NBA game, the court is usually 9-10 feet (3-4 m) high. But that doesn't mean that all NBA courts are the same height. Some courts are actually higher than this because there are lights installed into the ceiling of some arenas. These lights are then plugged into a power source inside the arena which makes them light up blue or red depending on how much money the team playing on that court has paid to have them installed.
College basketball courts are usually between 12 and 15 feet (4 and 4.5 m) high.