Frequent question: How tall is the basketball rim?

Is NBA rim higher than high school?

At the junior high, high school, NCAA, WNBA and NBA levels, the free-throw line is 15 feet away from this point. At the FIBA level, the free-throw line is actually a bit further—15.09 feet from the point. How Big is The Key? The size of the key, also commonly referred to as “the paint,” varies among levels of play.

Will NBA raise rim height?

Since about 1987 to the present, it’s been about 6-foot-7. That means that players today have a much easier time playing above the rim. Legendary basketball coach Pete Newell suggested in a 2013 New York Times Op-Ed that the NCAA and NBA raise their hoops to 11 feet.

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