# How tall is a rim?

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##### Asked by: Dre Ashton

10-feet high10-feet high since James Naismith posted 13 rules for a game he called “Basket Ball” in a Springfield, Mass., YMCA gym in 1891. The average height for men during that time, however, was 5-foot-6. Now, your average NBA player is 6-foot-7.

## How high is a rim?

10 feet

Throughout gyms, parks, and driveways around the world, basketball hoops are almost always **10 feet (3 meters) off the ground**. Some leagues for young children play on shorter hoops, but from junior high schools through the professional leagues, the game is played on hoops of the standard 10-foot height.

## How high is a 10 ft rim?

The height of an international-sized rim is the same as college and the NBA, **10 feet off the ground**.

## How tall is an NBA rim in inches?

The top of the hoop is 10 feet (305 cm) above the ground. Regulation backboards are 72 inches (183 cm) wide by 42 inches (110 cm) tall. All basketball rims (hoops) are **18 inches** (46 cm) in diameter. The inner rectangle on the backboard is 24 inches (61 cm) wide by 18 inches (46 cm) tall.

## How many inches is it from the floor to the rim?

The regulation distance from the ground to the top of the rim is **10 feet** for all levels of play. Regulation backboards are 6 feet wide (72 inches) by 42 inches tall. All basketball rims (hoops) are 18 inches in diameter. The inner square on the backboard is 24 inches wide by 18 inches tall.

## Is the NBA rim 12 feet?

The rims have always been **10-feet high** since James Naismith posted 13 rules for a game he called “Basket Ball” in a Springfield, Mass., YMCA gym in 1891. The average height for men during that time, however, was 5-foot-6.

## Can a 6 foot man dunk?

To summarize, **with a height of about 6 feet, you can dunk a basketball very quickly**. But people of shorter height can still fully afford to dunk. Although that means you will have to go through more intense muscle training and vertical jumps. With effort and luck, you will likely dunk.

## How high is the WNBA rim?

ten feet tall

A WNBA hoop stands at **ten feet tall** from the top of the rim to the base of the floor. According to TFI Global News, the average height of a female basketball player is 5’11”. Comparing that to the NBA, which is seven inches taller on average, you can understand why dunking is less common in the WNBA.

## Can you dunk 5 10?

Challenging: 5′ 10″ – 6′

**You’ll need to jump roughly 24 inches to touch the rim and 30 inches to dunk a full sized basketball** (assuming average arm length). While the height difference between a 5 foot 9 person and a 6 foot person is only 3 inches, it’s actually a lot easier around this height for two reasons.

## How can you tell if a hoop is 10 feet?

Have one person climb the ladder and place one end on the tape measure at the front tip of the rim so it is even with the TOP side of the rim. Drop the tape measure straight down to the playing surface to check the distance. The tape measure should read 10 feet for regulation basketball, typically ages 11 and older.

## How big is an NBA rim?

18 inches

The top of the hoop is 10 feet (305 cm) above the ground. Regulation backboards are 6 feet (183 cm) wide by 3.5 feet (107 cm) tall. All basketball rims (hoops) are **18 inches (46 cm) in diameter**.

## How big is a basketball rim?

18″

Rim: The standard rim on a basketball hoop is **18″ in diameter**.

## How high is a standard high school rim from the floor?

10 feet

For junior high, high school, NCAA, WNBA, NBA and FIBA, the rim is exactly **10 feet** off the ground. Rims at every level of play are 18 inches in diameter. Backboards are also the same size at each of these levels. A regulation backboard measures 6 feet wide and 42 inches (3.5 feet) tall.

## How tall are the rims at LA Fitness?

*It. 10 foot 2 inches look at that i'm going to windmill. It it's one millimeter.*

## How far is a 3-point shot?

In the NBA, the 3-point line is **23-feet, 9-inches away from the basket**, with the exception of the corners, where the line is 22 feet away from the basket.