The foul line (free throw line) is 13 feet 9 inches from the center of the basket (goal) In High School, NCAA, and the NBA basketball.
19 feet from the baseline 15 feet from the backboard.
On an NBA/NCAA Basketball court, the area known as "The Lane" is the painted area between the baseline and free throw line; therefore, to "go hard in the paint" means playing aggresive offense when in this area, driving to the basket.
From the guidebook published by the NCAA, the front of the free throw line is 18 feet, 10 inches from the end line. The back of the line is 19 feet, and the center of the 18 inch hoop is 63 inches from the end line. So the back of the free throw line is 13 feet 9 inches from the center of the hoop.
Answer:The back of the foul line (free throw line) is 13 feet 9 inches from the center of the basket and 15 feet from the front of the back board. These dimentions are the same for HS, NCAA, and NBA.
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The free throw line is 13 feet 9 inches to the center of the goal and 15 feet from the backboard, measured horizontally. The same distance holds true for: Elementary Schools, High Schools, NCAA men and women's play, FIBA and the NBA.
The NBA three point line is 23 feet 9 inches from the center of the basket to the far side of the arc; at the top of the key, and 22 feet from the corners. The NCAA 3 point line is 20 feet 9 inches, and in High School basketball the distance is 19 feet 9 inches from behind the arc to the center of the goal. The free throw line is 15 feet (from the backboard), 13 feet 9 inches to the center of the basket from behind the line.
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13 feet 9 inches, and the same as in High School and the NCAA.
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NBA = 23' 9" (22' in corner) NCAA = 19' 9" from the center of the hoop. From the wording of the NBA rule book: "d. 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." It has moved a few times in the last 10 years but right now this is where it stands. A free throw line is 13 feet.
High School= 21 feet, NCAA= 22 feet and the NBA= 25 feet. In High School basket ball the backboard is 15 feet from the back of the free throw line and the 3 point line is an additional 6 feet from the three throw line. So the answer is 15 feet plus 6 feet for a total of 21 feet. The High School 3 point Arc radiates 19 feet 9 inches from the center of the goal to just behind the arc. In the NCAA you add 1 foot to the above answer for a total of 22 feet, and for the NBA you add an additional 3 feet the NCAA total for a grand total of 25 feet to the back board.
The back of the free throw line is 13 feet 9 inches from the center of the rim (measured horizontally). The inside diameter of the ring is 18 inches. The ring is made of 5/8 inch steel. From the back of the free throw line the rim is: 13' 9" - (9" + 5/8") or 12' 11 3/8". From the 3 point line HS, NCAA/W = 18' 11 3/8" NCAA/M = 19' 11 3/8". NBA = 22' 11 3/8"
The restriction of crossing over the foul lane was established in 1956. The NCAA established the rule that requires free throw shooters to keep both feet behind the free throw line during an attempt after reports surfaced that Wilt Chamberlain dunked his free throws.
In the NBA it's around 23 ft., in the NCAA it's around 20 ft.
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