When was the three point shot added to basketball?

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The NBA adopted the 3 point line at the start of the 1979-1980 season, which is of variable distance, ranging from 22 feet (6.7 m) in the corners to 23.75 feet.
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Who invented the three-point shot in basketball?

Chronologically, Herman Sayger was the inventor. Depending on your perspective, the three-point line was developed/introduced several times in the course of basketball's history. The list of possible "inventors" are included below: # Herman Sayger (1933) # Howard Hobson (1945) # Al Grenert (1 (MORE)

What is a 'three-point' shot in basketball?

Answer . \nOutside of the "key", but in the same half of the court, there is another line, roughly in the shape of a half circle. Shots made from outside of this line are awarded 3 points. They are sometimes referred to as "field goals".

What defensive plays are used to stop a three point shot in basketball?

Football Defensive Plays . Our football defensive plays are designed to dominate an offense, with heavy pressure and coverage defensive schemes. After starting for 13 years against the best dynasties of all times (Washington 87', San Francisco 89', Dallas and Buffalo of the 90's, of all-times (Mo (MORE)

When was the first three pointer shot made in basketball?

The first three point shot in basketball was made in 1945 at thecollegiate level in a game between Fordham and Columbia, but it isunknown who took it. Various professional leagues used it as earlyas 1961, but not on a consistent basis. The ABA used it beforetheir merger with the NBA. The first NBA t (MORE)

Three point line basketball?

The three point line is a line around the perimeter that if you shoot out of it and make it, it counts as 3 points.

How far is the three point line in basketball?

NBA: 23.75 ft, 22 ft Sides FIBA: 20.5 ft, 22.15 ft (from Oct. 2010) WNBA: 20.5 ft Men's College Basketball: 20.75 ft Women's College Basketball & High School: 19.75ft NBA-23ft 9in NCAA-19ft 9in

When was the 3 point shot added?

The ABA adopted it in 1967. The NBA adopted it in 1979. The NCAA Southern Conference adopted it in 1980. It was adopted nation wide by the NCAA in 1986.

Has the three point line affect basketball?

Well, I think you mean what is the three point line... well the three point line in basketball is a designated arc line radiating from the basket. If a player shoots beyond the three point line, it counts as three points while if you shoot inside the three point line, it only counts as two points.

Three point line in basketball?

Elementary School, High School, and NCAA/W: 19 feet 9 inches from the center of the basket; measured horizontally, to the back of the arc. NCAA/M: 20 feet 9 inches as measured above. NBA: 23 feet 9 inches as measured above.

Whet is a 3-point shot used in basketball?

when all d opposite team players are playing zone defence, there is no way for the player to cut to the 0 position for a lay up or jump stop shot. At that time a player should use a 3 pointer shot.

What is a three point line in basketball?

the line that goes around the basket in a curve close to the out of bounds. go to http://library.thinkquest.org/12006/images/court.gif .... its the green line on the picture!!

What are three different types of shots in basketball?

I'm not sure what you mean... You can get one poit for every foul shot you make, two poits for every shot you make that is inside of the three point line, and three points for every shot made beyon the three point line. I hope that answers your question!

How many points is a regulation shot in a game of basketball?

If you shoot and make a basket inside the three point line or with your feet on the three point line it is worth two points. If you shoot and make a basket anywhere behind the three point line without your feet on the line it is worth three points. If you get fouled when you are shooting you go to t (MORE)

Should there be four point shots in basketball?

There are, technically, when a penalty is called on a three-pointattempt that goes in anyway. However, expanding the points scored by a single basket(e.g. from the far end of the court) would probably be unworkable,as it could lead to ridiculously low-percentage shots.

Where is a 1 point shot made in basketball?

From the free-throw line, after a player has drawn a foul while attempting a shot on the basket. Depending on where they attempted their shot from, they will take 2 or 3 shots. IF they made the basket they were attempting while drawing a foul, the number of foul shots is decreased by 1.