A basket in basketball is a piece of equipment attached to the hoop and backboard through which the ball must go through for a score to count. It includes a backboard made of Plexiglas with an inner square for players to bank shots in. It also includes a circular rim made of steel and a net made of polyester hang beneath it.
The dimensions of a basket in both the NBA and men's college basketball are ground to the rim (72 inches), backboards are 72 inches wide and 42 inches tall. Rims are 18 inches in diameter, and the inner square on the backboard's dimensions are 24 inches by 18 inches.
The word "basket" is basketball terminology meaning a score or a hoop. Players can score both "two-pointers" and "three-pointers" depending on where they shoot from. When a player shoots from behind the three-point line, then this is a three-point shot. Anywhere inside the three-point line is a two-point shot. Players call also make a one-point free-throw shot from the free-throw line when fouled.