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How far is the three point line extended from the baseline before curving into the arch?


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2010-04-14 16:51:25
2010-04-14 16:51:25

In the NBA it is 3 feet from the sideline.

The curve begins 5 feet 3 ins from the baseline.

In high school and college, draw a line parallel to the baseline that goes through the center of the basket; this is where the curved part of the line begins. (This is also 5 feet 3 inches from the baseline.)


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