Maximum height the ball reaches on a 3 point shot

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Maximum height the ball reaches on a 3 point shot 

Post#1 » by FreeThrowLine » Wed Jun 2, 2021 11:53 pm

I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask this question, but I figured possibly people into stats might be good with numbers in other areas.

To put it simply, I'm building a home and trying to incorporate a small indoor court. My maximum ceiling height is 16.4ft and I can't go any higher

I've had a look online and found that the average 3 point shot in the NBA reaches a maximum height of 15.77 feet and a player like Curry averages 16.23 feet.
according to Stats LLC, which tracks such geospatial coordinates with high-resolution cameras in every NBA arena


https://www.wsj.com/articles/stephen-currys-science-of-sweet-shooting-1418766120

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In theory that would answer my question, as long as my arc isn't higher than the average NBA player, I should be fine, although cutting it close.

My only concern is whether by maximum height they are referring to the top of the ball (this makes the most sense) OR the bottom of the ball? The reason I ask, is that many sites online suggested the minimum height you should have for an indoor court is 17ft.

I don't want to put all this time and money into the project and be in a situation where my 3 pointers are hitting the ceiling.

Has anyone had any experience with this?

Follow up question: I really want to paint the wall behind the basket Black, but I'm unsure if it's going to make it harder to see the rim when shooting, as I've never shot on a court with Black walls.

Thanks in advance for any assistance, sorry if this is on the wrong board, if there's a better place to post it, would be grateful if someone could let me know
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Re: Maximum height the ball reaches on a 3 point shot 

Post#2 » by SNPA » Thu Jun 3, 2021 6:34 am

Seems like it would effect your shot anyways. It’d be in your head after the first time you hit the ceiling.
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Re: Maximum height the ball reaches on a 3 point shot 

Post#3 » by FreeThrowLine » Thu Jun 3, 2021 9:35 am

SNPA wrote:Seems like it would effect your shot anyways. It’d be in your head after the first time you hit the ceiling.


I’m hoping it never hits the ceiling, I’m confident within the range of a free throw it won’t be an issue, but without being able to measure the height of my shot on a three, I can’t be sure.

I’m just hoping someone who has experience with this kind of data would know if they’re referring to the top of the ball

It also doesn’t help that the numbers are averages or that I’m significantly shorter than the average NBA player, I don’t know what effect that would have on the height of the arc

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