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How far is the free throw line from the hoop?
Although the size of a basketball court and other dimensions, such as the three-point line, vary from league to league, the distance of the free throw line to the hoop remains a consistent 15 feet at virtually every level. This measurement is taken from the plane of the front of the backboard.
How far is the 3 point line from the hoop?
On a regulation high school basketball court the 3 point line is 19 feet 9 inches from the basketball hoop. The top of the rim is 10 feet from the ground and the front of the backboard is 4 feet in from the side of the court, making the free throw line 15 feet from the hoop.
How do you measure free throw distance in basketball?
Free-Throw Distance. The governing organizations for basketball measure the distance of the free-throw line from the front plane of the backboard. The NBA, the NCAA and the National Federation of State High School Associations dictate that the free-throw line is 15 feet horizontally from the plane of the front of the backboard.
What is the distance from the back of a basketball hoop?
Distance from Hoop. The edge of the hoop is six inches from the plane of the face of the backboard. The ring has an interior diameter of 18 inches. This places the front edge of the hoop about two feet from the backboard. The free-throw line is about 13 feet horizontally from the front edge of the hoop.