Three Point Field Goal Area In Basketball

Last Updated on: 10th July 2023, 05:36 pm

In basketball, the three-point field goal area is the area on the court beyond the arc that marks the perimeter of the three-point line. Shots made from beyond this line are worth three points, while shots made inside the line are worth two points.

The three-point line is 23 feet 9 inches (7.24 meters) away from the center of the basket at the top of the key and 22 feet (6.71 meters) away from the basket in the corners. The arc itself is a perfect half-circle with a radius of 23 feet 9 inches (7.24 meters). The introduction of the three-point line in the late 1970s revolutionized the game of basketball, adding a new dimension to the sport and allowing for more strategic gameplay.