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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 (1950s)
# American Basketball League (1961)
# Eddie Rios Mellado (1962)
# ABA (1968)
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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.
Answer Outside 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 th…is line are awarded 3 points. They are sometimes referred to as "field goals".
It was invented by Eddie Rios Mellado in Vieques, Puerto Rico during the 1940's. My father is from Vieques and he was a student on that era and remebers Mr. Rios' settin…g the 3 point line.
A shot you make behind the three point line
Ronnie Carr of Western Carolina made college basketball's first 3-point shot in 1980. Chris Ford of the Boston Celtics made the NBA's first 3-point shot in 1979.
The player has to shoot the ball into the hoop from behind the three-point line (the big arc painted on the floor surrounding the basket), which varies in distance depen…ding on whether the game is NBA, college, high school, etc.
Jump shot lay-up set shot
Jump shot, layup, and [slam] dunk.
The three point shot has provided more intense situations towards the end of games and a higher scoring average for the 24 second shot clock era.
The hook shot was invented by Harlem Globe Trotter Goose Tatum, and was used by many players like George Mikan and Kareem Abdul Jabar, whose shot was called the skyhook
No matter where you shoot from, after the three point arc it just counts as a three pointer.