# Why Are Corner 3s Easier?

## Why are there two 3pt lines?

The reason they put that rule in is because they thought it would open up the game.

Several players mentioned something those who voted in the rule might not have thought about — the fact that there will now be two three-point lines on the floor, one for the men and one for the women.

The women’s line remains at 19-9..

## How long is a 3 pointer?

23 feet 9 inchesThe distance from the basket to the three-point line varies by competition level: in the National Basketball Association (NBA) the arc is 23 feet 9 inches (7.24 m) from the center of the basket; in FIBA, the WNBA, and men’s play in both the NCAA (all divisions) and NAIA, the arc is 6.75 m (22 ft 1.75 in); and in NCAA …

## How far is a high school 3 pointer?

3 Point Line or Arc: 19.75 ft (6.01 m): High School. 20.75 ft (6.32 m): NCAA.

## How do I get better at 3 point shooting?

Start around five feet from the basket, and shoot until you make a shot all-net before moving back one step. Repeat the process until you get all the way back to the 3-point line. Continue shooting until you make an all-net 3-pointer.

## Are all 3 point shots the same distance?

NBA Three-Point Line At most levels of basketball, the three-point line is an arc, so three-point shots are the same distance no matter where you are on the court. … The arc that intersects the straight lines is 23 feet, 9 inches from the basket.

## How far is a corner 3 pointer?

The NBA adopted the three-point line at the start of the 1979–80 season. This is of variable distance, ranging from 22 feet (6.7 m) in the corners to 23.75 feet (7.24 m) behind the top of the key.

## Is NBA rim bigger than college?

The official size of the basketball used by the NBA is 29.5 inches in circumference. That’s the same size used throughout men’s college and high school basketball leagues. The WNBA uses a slightly smaller ball, measuring 28.5 inches in circumference. An NBA basketball must be inflated to a pressure of 7.5 to 8.5 PSI.

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## Is NBA free throw line farther than high school?

The distance of the free-throw line is measured from a point on the floor directly below the backboard. At the junior high, high school, NCAA, WNBA and NBA levels, the free-throw line is 15 feet away from this point. At the FIBA level, the free-throw line is actually a bit further—15.09 feet from the point.

## Is the corner 3 point shot shorter?

The shortest possible three-point shot, from the corner, is 22 feet from the hoop. The three-pointer gets progressively longer as you move toward the top of the arc.

## Is the NBA rim 12 feet?

The height of an NBA hoop — and most regulation-sized hoops — is 10 feet off the ground. This can vary for some youth basketball leagues who may use adjustable rims or hang a makeshift backboard and basket on the front of a regular hoop.