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How far is a 3 point shot from the basket?
At most levels of basketball, the three-point line is an arc, so three-point shots are the same distance no matter where you are on the court. 鈥?The arc that intersects the straight lines is 23 feet, 9 inches from the basket. What is it called when you take more than 3 steps without dribbling?
What is the length of the three point line in basketball?
In basketball, the three-point line is at differing lengths depending on the age and level of competition. 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.
What is the height of the 3 point arc in basketball?
The top of the arc is 23 feet 9 inches. On a men鈥檚 and women鈥檚 collegiate court, the three-point arc measures at 20 feet 9 inches from the center of the rim. On high school courts, the arc is further shortened to 19 feet 9 inches from the center of the rim.
Why did the NBA move the 3-pt shot distance?
But the league was still struggling with accepting the 3-pt shot as the part of the game. So in the 1994/1995 season, the NBA decided to move the distance from 23 feet 9 inches to 22 feet 1 inch.