A standard men's basketball weighs between 20 and 22 ounces, and a standard women's basketball weighs between 18 and 20 ounces. Smaller basketballs used by young children can weigh between 10.5 and 16 ounces.Know More
The standard men's basketball is referred to as a "size 7" and is used by the NBA and by the male divisions of the NCAA and in high schools. The women's standard is known as a "size 6" and is used by the WNBA and by the female divisions of the NCAA and in high schools. A junior basketball, or size 6, is used by boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 12. Meanwhile, a mini basketball, or size 3, is used by children between 5 and 8 years old.