At first, the size of the basketball court was not specified. The original rules of 1892 stipulated that the basketball court should not be less than 1,200 square feet and not more than 3,600 square feet. After that, there were 9-person 3-zone and 5-person 2-zone venues.
In 2010, the new FIBA system began to be implemented. During the transition period, both stadiums can be seen. Both Chinese CBA and 's SBL in Taiwan have adopted new rules from the 2010 season. Not all basketball courts are the same. The size and nature of each type will depend on the level and the age group of the players participating.
Not only does the size of the basketball court matter, but the other parts of the court also do. This article will answer questions related to the specific dimensions of different basketball courts and explain the basics of a basketball court diagram.
Basketball Court Size Guide
People use length, width, and height to show the dimensions of a high school basketball court. The length of the court is equivalent to the distance from the end line to the baseline. The width refers to the distance between the lines. Lastly, people measure the height of the basketball court from the floor to the top of the backboard.
Today's standard basketball court size is a rectangle of 94×50 feet. However, the dimensions for high school, college, or youth league arenas will be somewhat smaller. For example, the overall dimensions of high school basketball courts are typically 50 feet wide and 84 feet long. A professional NBA court is 94' x 50' (28.65 x 15.24 m).
- Professional NBA and College Basketball courts are 94 feet (29 m) by 50 feet (15 m).
- The international basketball court is 92 feet (28 m) by 49 feet (15 m).
- High school and Junior High school basketball courts are 84 feet (26 m) by 50 feet (15 m).
Basketball Court Size Chart
- College - NCAA (men) vs. NCAA (women)
- Professional - NBA (men) vs. WNBA (women)
- International - FIBA
Basketball courts comprise several foundational components: the baskets, the three-point arcs, free-throw (foul) lines, and the half-court line.
|Area of Court||NCAA(men)||NCAA(women)||NBA||NBA(women)||FIBA|
|Center circle diameter||12'||12'||12'||12'||11.81'|
|3-point line||20.9'||19.9'||23.9'||22' 13.25"||22.15'|
|Free throw line||15'||15'||15'||15'||15.09'|
Basketball Court Diagram Description
- The Foul Line: The foul line's distance is the same for all basketball courts. It falls about 15 feet from the foul line to the front of the backboard. The distance between the offensive line and the baseline is 18 feet 10 inches.
- The Key: It is also known as the free throw lane, which is 16 feet wide for NBA and FIBA and 12ft wide for college, high school, and junior high school.
- Circles: There are three 12′ circles on a court, one in the center of the court and one on each end centered on the foul line.
- The Backboard and Rim: The distance from the ground to the hoop's top is set at 10 feet for all levels. The standard diameter of a basketball rim is 18 inches. The overall dimensions of the inner square on the backboard are 24 inches (width) and 18 inches (height).
- All lines on the field are 2 inches wide. There is no specific rule on color.
- Free throw line: Players from 10 and above can use the standard free throw lane of 15 feet.
- Basketball Hoop Height: On all regulated basketball courts, including the NBA, FIBA, NCAA, or high school courts, the basketball hoop height must be 10 feet.
Depending on the physical condition and age of the player, there are different rules about basketball court dimensions. They will help talents bring out their best when competing.