Basketball Court Dimensions



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Basketball court dimensions are as follows:

#1 NBA/NCAA - regulation basketball court dimension is 94' long by 50' wide.

#2 High School basketball court dimension measure 84' long by 50' wide.

#3 Jr. High School basketball court dimension measure 74' long and 42' wide.

Click here for a diagram layout of basketball court dimensions.

Click here to learn how to draw a three point line.

A key basketball court dimension for installation purposes is the distance from the baseline to the face of the backboard. In a setting where sanction play will occur the dimension from the baseline to the face of the backboard will be 4'. Obviously if your goal is to insert a pole type basketball system in a residential setting this option could significantly lessen the playing area of the court. As mentioned above 4' is the rule for sanctioned play gymnasium equipment but in a residential setting the closer you can get to this dimension without significantly diminishing the playing layout is preferred.

The basketball hoop height shall be 10' from the playing surface to the top of the goal.

Basketball Court Dimensions & Product Selection

When evaluating a wall mount basketball system the main dimension information necessary to select a system is the distance from the baseline of the court to the mounting wall plus 4'. Most wall mount systems offered by manufacturers are cut to order so this measurement is crucial in selecting a wall mount system. Basketball-Goals.com offers three major manufacturers of wall mount systems; Draper ,Spalding and First Team . Of the three manufacturers only First Team offers telescoping mounting structures enabling them to be adjusted at time of installation. Their wall mount systems mounting structures come in three different telescoping lengths between 4 and 6 feet, between 6 and 8 feet, and between 8 and 10'. Both BPI and Draper cut their wall mount mounting structures to the exact size the customer requests.

Another key dimension for NBA/NCAA approved portable stanchion systems is at least an 8' runnout. This is the distance from the front of the base of the unit to the face of the backboard. For this reason only selected stanchions meeting this criteria are acceptable for these purposes. Basketball-Goals.com offers Spalding and Gared Models that meet these guidelines. If your facility does'nt conduct sanction tournament play then check out our other less costly models from First Team,Gared, & Spalding

Basketball-Goals.com offers quality residential court stencils and paint to mark your residential court line.

Basketball Three Point Line Dimensions

Most commercial basketball court stencils do not contain three point lines. The reason for this is most commercially sold court stencils are for residential use and most residential applications are not large enough to accommodate a three point line. This coupled with the fact that adding the three point line to a court stencil would double or possibly even triple the cost to the customer. Below are directions on how you can make your own 3 point line.

NBA Three Point Line Layout

To make a three point line you'll need the following items. (1) piece of Chalk, (1) roll of masking tape, 1 roll of string, (1) 1 plumb bob , (1) ladder (1) tape measure.

Three Point Line for Colleges and High Schools

Same as above just substitute 19' 9" for the 23'9" shown above, and substitute 63" with the 5'3" shown above.

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For more information contact National Federation of State High School Associations

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