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The distance of the free throw line is 15 feet (or 4.572m) from the backboard. The rim is 45cm in diameter, plus the 15 cm that divide the rim from the backboard, making the front of the rim 3.972m (or 13.03 feet) from the foul line.

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Free-throw line distance from the backboard:

15 ft

In the NBA, the free throw line is 15 feet from the rim.

the line used to be 20 feet, and now it's 15 feet

In the NBA and in College, it is 15 feet.

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12 feet 11 3/8 inches to the rim from the back of the free throw line. 13 feet 9 inches to the center of the goal from the back of the FT line.

The free throw is 13 feet away from the front of the rim and 15 feet away from the backboard.

Free throw line from basketball rim is 15 feet. The rim is twice the size of a basketball measuring across. A basketball is 9 - 9 1/2 inches long. So that means that the free throw line from the backboard is 16 feet 6 inches, or 16 feet 7 inches.

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Michael Jordan from the free throw line.

The free throw line is 19 feet from the baseline, 15 feet from the backboard, and 12 feet from the front of the rim.

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The back of the free throw line is 13 feet 9 inches from the center of the goal. FYI: The standard goal is 18 inches (ID). The goal is attached to a 6 inch bridge . The bridge is attached to the backboard. The center of the goal is 1 foot 3 inches from the front of the backboard. This makes the backboard 15 feet from the back of the free throw line.

the rim Actually, the free throw line is measured from the front edge of the backboard out 15'. This would be where the line should be located.

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"

playing above the rim, playing for the 76ers and dunking from free throw line.