Last Updated on: 18th September 2023, 11:42 pm
In basketball, the hash mark refers to the two lines that extend from the sidelines towards the center of the court, located approximately 22 feet away from the baseline. These hash marks are used to indicate the location of the free throw line, which is 15 feet away from the center of the basket.
The hash marks are also used by referees to determine whether a player is in the act of shooting or committing a violation such as a three-second violation. Additionally, the hash marks are used by players to position themselves during free throws and by coaches to set up offensive and defensive plays.
It’s worth noting that the hash marks in basketball are different from those in other sports, such as football or soccer, which also use hash marks to indicate various lines on the field.