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How many feet is a basketball backboard from the free throw line?


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2015-07-15 19:17:36
2015-07-15 19:17:36

from the backboard to the foul line is 15 feet


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In High School basketball, the back of the free throw line is 15 feet from the backboard.

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Free throw line from basketball rim is 15 feet. The rim is twice the size of a basketball measuring across. A basketball is 9 - 9 1/2 inches long. So that means that the free throw line from the backboard is 16 feet 6 inches, or 16 feet 7 inches.

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It is a universal distance of 15 feet from the free throw line to the backboard. This is true in high school, college, and professional basketball in North America.

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