Compare the basketball court size and dimensions used in the NBA, WNBA, NCAA, and FIBA. Find free basketball court diagrams for each level of competition.
The standard hoops court is a rectangle 94 feet by 50 feet. However, check out the table below to see how the court dimensions compare for:
|Area of Court||NCAA(m)||NCAA(w)||NBA||WNBA||FIBA|
|Center circle diameter||12'||12'||12'||12'||11.81'|
|3-pt line||20' 9"||19' 9"||22' -|
|Key width||12'||12'||16'||16'||11.81' -|
|Free throw line|
A court this size isn't appropriate for younger players, so regulations for youth, middle school, and high school leagues include courts that are shorter and narrower. Other modifications include distance of the 3-pt arc, and for the youngest players, the free throw line distance and rim height may be shortened as well.
Notes: The 3-pt line for the NBA measures 22 feet from the sides and 23.75 feet from the top.
Under old FIBA rules, the key is a trapezoid shape that measures 11.81 feet wide at the free throw line and 19.69 feet at the baseline.
If you don't have the room or need for a full-size court, a half-court basketball layout may be the perfect option.
Don't know what some of the lines on the court mean?
If you need basketball court diagrams, check out our selection of free, downloadable pictures with and without court dimensions. Choose between full-court and half-court layouts.
The size of the court is not the only difference between the college, professional, and international rules. Check out our official basketball rules page to see how the games differ in other areas.