# Frequent question: How long until I can dunk?

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## How long does it take to be able to dunk?

You can dunk a basketball in 3 months, six months, nine months, a year, it does not matter, what will determine how long you take to dunk a ball will depend on how hard you work on your vertical jump as well as your body strength and overall ball handling.

## At what height should you be able to dunk?

To dunk, you’ll need to be jumping around 35 inches high, which would be considered impressive even in professional sports. In the NBA there are players who consistently produce 40+ inch running vertical jumps that enable them to perform spectacular dunks in games.

## Is it possible to dunk at 13?

Most 13-year-olds can’t dunk. … delighted fans during warmups with a dunk attempt. He threw a lob to himself, but failed to secure the ball. Nevertheless, he grabbed the rim and revealed some pretty top notch athleticism.

## Can you dunk 5 6?

Originally Answered: Can a 5 foot 6 person dunk? Let’s say you’re five foot six, with a 7’2 standing reach and weigh 135 pounds you would need a 34 inch vertical to touch the rim and a 40 inch vertical to dunk, so you would have to be hyper-athletic.

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## Is a 30 inch vertical good?

A good high school athlete will have a vertical jump of 24 to 28 inches. A very good jump would be in the 28- to 32-inch range. An athlete with an excellent vertical jump would rise 32 to 36 inches. Anything above 36 inches would put a high school athlete at the top of his class.

## Can a 5 4 person dunk?

According to this calculator, a 5′ 4″ guy with average arm length needs to jump 41″ in order to dunk.

## How high do you have to jump to dunk at 5 11?

Height: 5′ 8″ – 5′ 11″ Difficulty: 8/10. Once you start getting closer to 6 foot tall dunking starts to become a little easier to achieve. At this height you will need to jump around 23 inches to touch the rim and 29 inches to dunk a full sized basketball.

## How tall was Kobe at 15 years old?

Kobe Bryant was around 6’1″ as a freshman in high school.

## Can I dunk at 40?

So is it possible for us older guys to dunk? Yes, it’s possible, I think it’s not rare also, especially now more than ever training to increase vertical jump has come a long way compared to 15 years ago. It may seem like it’s impossible also as we don’t see a lot of older athletes dunking, but there are many that can.