Q:

What is the number of players on a basketball team?

A:

Quick Answer

A typical basketball team roster includes 12 players. However, the actual roster size is often at the discretion of the coaching staff and may be significantly smaller or larger, depending on the level of play and rules set forth by the governing body of the league.

Know More
What is the number of players on a basketball team?
Credit: Chris Goldberg Moment Getty Images

Full Answer

At the pro level, the National Basketball Association allows teams to carry no more than 15 players on their roster at a given time. In college, the NCAA does not enforce roster size at the Division I level, though there is a limit of 13 scholarship players per school at once, with no limit on the number of walk-ons.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    How many players are on each basketball team?

    A:

    A conventional game of basketball involves five players on the floor at a time from each of the two teams competing. However, teams often have substitute players on the bench who relieve starters. In the NBA, for instance, a team is allowed to have 12 active players throughout the season.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What Lakers basketball players have worn number 24?

    A:

    Adrian Branch, Gary Alcorn, Ron Boone, Butch Carter, Steve Bucknall, Lloyd Daniels, Walt Dukes, Keith Erickson, Tom Hoover, Ron Horn, Jim Jackson, George McCloud, Fred Roberts, Dick Schnittker, Shea Seals, Bobby Smith, Kermit Washington and John Wetzel have all worn the number 24 for the Los Angeles Lakers. As of 2014, the number is currently worn by starting shooting guard Kobe Bryant.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How much do overseas basketball players get paid?

    A:

    The starting salary for professional basketball players overseas is generally between $65,000 and $100,000, with top leagues offering even more. Many international teams also provide a car and apartment for their players, free of cost.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What type of training do basketball players need?

    A:

    Basketball players need to be properly trained in strength, agility and jumping skills. Basketball is a demanding sport, and most players will be behind the curve if they are not able to keep up with the agility of other players.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore