What Is the Standard Layout of a Basketball Backboard by ppabhw


									What Is the Standard Layout of a Basketball Backboard

Basketball backboards are pieces of equipment most commonly used in regulated basketball organizations
from the National Basketball Association down to amateur competition. Standard dimensions vary slightly
depending on the level of play.

Court Setup

Typically, there are two vertically raised backboards placed on opposite horizontal ends of a basketball
court. Each backboard supports a hoop (basket) 10 feet above the floor.


NBA backboards are 6 feet wide and 3 1/2 feet high while the National Collegiate Athletic Association
backboards are the same width but can be 3 1/2 or 4 feet high. Other organizations such as the Women's
National Basketball Association and FIBA use the NBA dimensions for its backboards.


Basketball backboards are solid, flat surfaces. There is a smaller 2 foot rectangle marked on the backboard
that is 24 inches wide and 18 inches high. The bottom of this rectangle is where the basket hoop is
connected to the backboard.


Most backboards in pro leagues and colleges are rectangular and made of transparent rigid material such as
tempered glass or fiberglass (which is why players often call them "the glass"). Common outdoor basketball
boards may be more oval in shape and made of cheaper material.


The backboards keep most shots in play, and shooters commonly aim the ball to bounce off the backboard
and into the basket. Those shooters are taught to use the smaller marked rectangle as a target.

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