Basketball Rim Height

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Basketball rims are 10 feet or 3 meters tall for high schools and pro leagues like the NBA. For youth leagues, the hoop can be shorter than 10 feet. This is the standard for all playing levels from high school and up. Younger ages play with shorter rims to enable the players to reach the rim with their shots.

The height of the rim is 10 feet because most professional players are 6 feet or taller. The rim serves as the perfect height to be challenging enough for all players.


Original Rim Height

Ever since the creation of the sport in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith (the sport was originally called Basket Ball) the height of the rim for professional leagues has always been 10 feet high. That is no different from the NBA, from its first season to now has maintained a 10 foot rim.

College Basketball Rim Height

The regulation distance for men's Division I in college is the same exact height as an NBA rim, which is 10 feet.

Youth Basketball Rim Height

In youth basketball, third and fourth grade players shoot on eight foot rims and fifth grade players shoot on nine foot rims. Sixth grade players and above shoot on 10 foot rims.

G-League Rim Height

The height of an international-sized rim is the same as college and the NBA, 10 feet off the ground. In the Gatorade League or G-League (previously called D-League), the rim measurement is exactly the same as the international, college and the NBA, 10 feet from the floor to the rim.

Backboard Height

The backboard is behind the rim and connects the whole apparatus to the ground with a vertical support system while the net is attached to and hangs below the rim. The backboard extends upwards to about 13 feet off the ground.

Net Height

The net hangs about a foot and a half below the rim (8.5 feet off the ground).

FAQ

How high is the rim in basketball?

10 feet

Basketball hoops are 10 feet or 3 meters tall for high schools and pro leagues like the NBA. For youth leagues, the hoop can be shorter than 10 feet.

How high is a basketball rim in high school?

10 feet

For high school basketball, the rim is 10 feet high. The backboard is 3.5 feet tall and the rim has a 9 inch radius.

How high is a basketball rim in 2021?

10 feet

A basketball rim is 10 feet above the court.