How Tall Is A Basketball Hoop?

How Tall Is A Regulation Basketball Hoop?

In almost all leagues around the world, basketball hoops are 10 feet, or 3.048 meters, off the ground. In some youth leagues, hoops are either lowered to an appropriate height or a backboard and hoop is added on to the existing hoop, which makes the height shorter for those younger players.

How Tall Is An NBA Basketball Hoop?

NBA Basketball Hoops are 10 feet in height. This is the same in FIBA (Federation of International Basketball Association). The G-League & NCAA Basketball for Men and Women is also 10 feet.  

How Tall Is High School and Middle School Hoop?

Just like NBA & NCAA basketball, High School Hoops and Middle School Hoops are also 10 feet tall. The main difference in these levels in the overall size of the court and the 3 point line. The free throw line and hoop size generally stay the same for most levels of basketball.

The height of the hoop isn’t just a random number picked out of a hat. When James Naismith invented basketball in 1891, he placed a peach basket on a railing at a gym, and the railing was 10 feet off the ground. Ever since then, the standard height of a basketball hoop has not changed.


Driveway basketball hoops are a different story than hoops in gyms, however, While players can play on a driveway hoop just like they would in the gym at 10 feet, driveway hoops are designed to be easily switched from any height to another. Players have the opportunity to play a realistic game of 5v5 with regulation sized hoops, while also getting the chance to lower the hoop to as low as 6 feet to have a fun dunk contest with friends or family. With all things considered, driveway hoops have a variety of heights that allow for a customizable experience playing basketball with whomever you wish.


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