We've already learned about the major lines, dimensions, and components on a basketball court. Now, let's finish off this chapter with a discussion of some of the locations on a basketball court you may hear about.
There are five (5) locations on a basketball court that you should know:
- The Corners
- The Wings
- The Top of The Key
- The High Post and Low Post
- The Elbows
PRO TIP: These locations are used all the time in play design by coaches describing where players should position themselves on the court.
The corners are located at the four (4) corners of a basketball court just outside the three-point line.
The wings are located near both sidelines on the court.
Top Of The Key
We've already learned about the paint. Just above the paint is a a small arc. The apex of this small arc is a location known as the top of the key.
High Post And Low Post
The high post and low post are two spots located inside the paint.
PRO TIP: You may hear a phrase called posting up. This is a basketball strategy that we will learn about in future chapters that involves the low post.
On both ends of the free throw line are the elbows.
All of these locations on a basketball court are important for you to know because they are used in play design and for describing player positioning on the court.