It is usually rectangular as used in NBA, NCAA and international basketball. In recreational environments, a backboard may be oval or a fan-shape, particularly in non-professional games. The top of the hoop is 10 feet (305 cm) above the ground.
What is the size of a NBA backboard?
The backboard shall be a rectangle measuring 6′ horizontally and 3 ½’ vertically. The front surface shall be flat and transparent. A transparent backboard shall be marked with a 2” white rectangle centered behind the This rectangle shall have outside dimensions of 24” horizontally and 18” vertically.
Is a 48 inch backboard big enough?
Backboard sizes vary in width from 48” wide all the way up to 72”, but for the sake of regular game play we recommend choosing backboard no smaller than 54” wide. Anything narrower than this measurement won’t allow the player to perform bank shots at all!
What size backboard should I get?
A good rule of thumb is to choose a backboard size based on the size of your playing space. If you’ve got a home court or a large driveway, go for 72” – 60” backboards. If you’re looking for a goal to put in a one-car drive way, shoot for the 54” – 44” range.
What is the point of the square on the backboard?
Purpose. The white rectangle serves as a visual target for basketball players when they shoot the ball, and it enhances the shooter’s depth perception. Backboards in competitive play must be transparent, which can affect a player’s judgment and accuracy.