Basketball Team Roster

Chapter 3.2

How many players are on a basketball team? Get ready to learn about a basketball team roster.

Team Rosters

So how many players are on a basketball team? The number of players on a team's roster varies at every level of play (youth, college, pro)

At the youth and college levels, there are fifteen (15) players on the team roster. Only thirteen (13) players can dress on game day.

Rookie Road Basketball NCAA Team Roster Image

On a professional NBA team, there are also fifteen (15) players on the team roster. But, only twelve (12) players can dress on game day.

Rookie Road Basketball NBA Team Roster Image

How Many Players On The Court?

Basketball is a 5-on-5 game, meaning five (5) players are on each team on the court at all times. Of course, recreation basketball games can be played with fewer players.

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