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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.
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 histo…ry. 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) For a more in-depth answer, you can read Interbasket's article on Who Invented the 3-Point Line (check out the reference/link below)
First College 3-Pointer Ronnie Carr...He played for Western Carolina...He made the shot on Nov. 29, 1980
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".
The first three point shot in basketball was made in 1945 at the collegiate level in a game between Fordham and Columbia, but it is unknown who took it. Various profession…al leagues used it as early as 1961, but not on a consistent basis. The ABA used it before their merger with the NBA. The first NBA three point shot is credited to Chris Ford of the Celtics, but it is believed that Kevin Grevey of the Bullets hit the first three point shot earlier in the same day, October 12, 1979.
Ozzy Sheckman made the first basket in 1946
A shot you make behind the three point line
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.
Ronnie Carr. He played for Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC He made the shot on Nov. 29, 1980
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.
Chris Ford... In 1979
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.
No matter where you shoot from, after the three point arc it just counts as a three pointer.