Elements Of Basketball
Elements Of Basketball
Tracy Murray (12-Year NBA Veteran) gives expert video advice on: What is the object of the game of basketball?; How many points do I get when I make a basket?; How many players are there on the court during a basketball game? and more...
What is the object of the game of basketball?
The object of the game of basketball is to put the ball in the basket and score as many points as you can within the rules of the game and to stop your opponent from scoring in order to win the game.
How many points do I get when I make a basket?
You get two points when it comes to a regular basket. There's a line where there's a three-point line. And then, if you get fouled in the act of shooting, or a technical foul, free throws are one point each.
How many players are there on the court during a basketball game?
There are ten players on the court during a basketball game, five on each team at a time. Now there are bench players of course, that can equal up to twelve or fifteen, full rosters. That means there's five to seven guys on the bench.
What does it take to be a great basketball player?
It takes most of your life to be a great basketball player. It's blood, sweat, and tears. It takes many, many hours, years to prepare for this. Yes you have a God's gift but it takes many, many years to develop that gift and if you don't put in the time then you're not going to get what you want out of it.
What drills can I do to become a great basketball player?
There are tons of drills to do to become a great basketball player. There are so many that you can't really get them all in one sentence. You can put a book together for how many drills there are to be a great basketball player. But doing those drills and going to basketball camps and learning the basic fundamentals will help set the base for being a good basketball player. Basic fundamentals of basketball is shooting, passing and dribbling, you're going to be doing a lot of that throughout your whole career once you start playing. So once you get that down then the drills that are attached to it; the more advanced drills come a little bit later.
What are the dimensions of the basketball court and hoop?
The basket is ten feet high, and the free throw line is fifteen feet away from the basket. Usually a standard floor for professional or college is ninety four feet. High school may be a little bit shorter.
What is the 'three point line'?
The three point line in college is 19'9", for international players it is 21' and for the NBA it is 23'9." The college three point line extends to touch the top of the key. The international line is probably an inch or two behind that and the pro line is about another 4...5 inches further than those two lines. So that's a significant amount of space that you have to really work in order to hit that shot on a consistent basis. If you hit either of those three shots, depending on if you are playing international ball, college ball or pro-ball that's a three pointer, those are three points that you will get.
Where is the 'top of the key' on a basketball court?
The top of the key in basketball is above the free throw line, about six inches above the free throw line, and it meets with the college three point line, straight on to the basket.