23 feet 9 inches

• ### What is the three-point line in basketball?

• In the National Basketball Association, the three-point line is 22 feet when measuring from the center of the rim to the sides. The top of the arc is 23 feet 9 inches.

• ### Can a basketball player score a 3 point shot?

• A basketball player can score three-point shots if the athlete is outside the 3-point line upon making the successful shot. This shot can be quite difficult, especially if you consider the distance from the line to the hoop. With that in mind, how far is the 3-point line from the basketball hoop?

• ### How far is the line from the basket in basketball?

• The shape of the line, as mentioned earlier, is in an arc formation. 2 parallel lines are running up to 14 feet in length (the lines are 3 feet away from the sides of the court). The parallel lines join at an arc at 23 feet 9 inches away from the basket. The actual distance of the line from the basket depends on the level or league being played.

• ### How many points is a shot from the 3 point line?

• If a shot is made from on or inside this line, it is worth two points. If the shot is made from beyond the line it is worth three points. This line is also known as the three-point arc. The three point line was established in basketball’s top leagues in 1967.