What size basketball should I buy?

How do you size a basketball?

Basketball Size Chart – Recommended Sizes for Kids & Adults

Size Circumference Weight
Size 7 29.5″ 22 oz
Size 6 28.5″ 20 oz
Size 5 27.5″ 17 oz
Size 4 25.5″ 14 oz

What size basketball do 4th graders use?

For the Youth Program (K/1st/2nd grade) and 3rd and 4th graders (boys and girls, traveling and in-house) the Junior size ball (27.5”) is used. For the 5th and 6th grade boys and 5th through 8th grade girls, the Intermediate size ball (28.5”) is used.

What Ball does the NBA use?

That changes this season, with Wilson taking over as the producer of the NBA’s official game balls. Wilson supplied game balls during the league’s first 37 years before Spalding took over the contract in 1983 and held it for the next 37 years.

Why is WNBA ball smaller?

The smaller and lighter basketball was introduced to make women’s basketball more interesting to spectators because female players tend to shoot from longer distances more often than men do, and they generally have more accurate control of the ball when shooting (Logan, 1978).

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