# Question: How far is the NBA foul line?

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## How far is the hash mark from the basket?

The three-point field goal area has parallel lines 3′ from the sidelines, extending from the baseline and an arc of 23’9” from the middle of the basket which intersects the parallel lines. Four hash marks shall be drawn (2” wide) perpendicular to the sideline on each side of the court and 28′ from the baseline.

## How far does backboard overhang court?

Overhang is defined as the distance from the main pole to the front of the backboard. Most professional grade Hoops will have an overhang that ranges from a short 3′ to a lengthy 5′. If you want to maximize the playing area on your new basketball court this consideration is important.

## How big is half a basketball court?

Half-Court Dimensions

A youth half court is 37 feet by 42 feet and a high school half court is 42 feet by 50 feet. Half court games played on a college or professional court are 47 feet by 50 feet and games played on an international court are 52 feet by 31 feet.

## Why are there 2 3-point lines on college court?

The NCAA says the rationale behind the decision is to: make the lane more available for dribble/drive plays from the perimeter. slow the trend of the 3-point shot becoming too prevalent in men’s college basketball by making the shot more challenging, while at the same time keeping the shot an integral part of the game.

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