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Basketball Equipment and History

   

Equipment

   

History

Backboard

The rigid rectangular board behind the rim.

Basketball

The basket ball is an inflated sphere with an outer covering. It is 75 to 78cm in circumference and weighs 600 to 650 grams. It must be made of leather in official FIBA competition.

Basket

The goal, made up of a horizontal and circular metal rim with a net hanging from it.. It is mounted 3.05 m above floor level.

Shoes

High-topped shoes.

Shot clock

The clock that counts down the maximum 24 seconds the offence is allowed to possess the ball before shooting.

Floor

Playing surface made of wodden parquet. Dimensions: 28m x 15 m.