Backboard In Basketball 

Last Updated on: 25th August 2023, 05:18 pm

A backboard in basketball is a raised vertical board with an attached basket consisting of a net suspended from a hoop. It is a piece of basketball equipment that is usually rectangular in size and made of a flat, rigid piece of material, often Plexiglas or tempered glass, which also has the properties of safety glass when accidentally shattered and the backboard needs to be replaced.

Basketball Backboard Dimensions And Size

The top of the hoop is 10 feet (3.05 m) above the ground, and regulation backboards are 6 feet (1.83 m) wide by 3.5 feet (1.07 m) tall. All basketball rims (hoops) are 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter, and the inner rectangle on the backboard is 24 inches (61 cm) wide by 18 inches (46 cm) tall, which helps a shooter determine the proper aim and banking for either a layup or distance shot.

The Indiana Hoosiers men’s basketball team used the first glass backboard at the Men’s Gymnasium at Indiana University. A backboard may be oval or a fan-shape in recreational environments, particularly in non-professional games.