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What is regulation height for a basketball hoop?

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The regulation height for a basketball hoop is 10 feet, which is measured from the ground to the top of the rim. This height is standard across all levels of play.

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Regulations exist for other characteristics of a basketball hoop. Regulation backboards are 72 inches wide and 42 inches tall. The regulation size for the rectangle that is located on the backboard is 24 inches wide and 18 inches tall. The regulation measurement for the rim diameter is 18 inches. For professional basketball, the backboard is made of glass to allow the audience to see through it when watching the game. Recreational backboards are not always made of glass.

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