The height of the rims
Is it the same in high school as it is in college/pro. I ask because I see all these highlights of these HS kids throwing down some nasty dunks that make it seem like its not ten feet.
I'm guessing this isn't a serious question... but here it goes anyway.... yes they all are the same height... except for 3rd grade biddy ball... thats like 5 feet tall.
Lol yes the only thing different between high school, college, and the NBA is the size of the court
The kids are just getting more athletic... Have you see Julius Randle? Looks like a grown man.
Of course the rims are the same height.
Gym to gym there might be a the slightest of differences, but overall the standard is 10 feet. Kids just have more bounce because they've got a much lighter schedule than the pros, and also have succumb to the wear and tear thats associated with extensive/intensive regime's of the pros/college
What if 30 years from now...they decide to raise the height of the rims because of how tall and athletic our players are becoming...
Lol I know it is a stupid idea but you never know how well modern medicine and nutrition will be improving our bodies.
Just a thought not to be taken seriously...
I've thought the exact same thing
I actually researched the heights and weights of all the starting centers in the league, comparing the 91-92 season to the 2011-12 season and the Centers playing in 91-92 were actually about an inch taller. The difference comes from modern weight training IMO. The modern center was about 15 pounds heavier.
is that a serious question?
"Just a thought not to be taken seriously"
Oh my bad UNCBasketballbum you were referring to the OP lol.
I got confused because it was right below my post.
It's also easier to get dunks against weaker competition. When you're driving the lane and the opposing center is 6'5'' 190 lbs he's going to be less of a rim protector than the 6'10'' 240 lb guy in the paint at a D1 school.
Many high school rims in the USA are not 10 feet. They just say they are, but they are not.
European Baller never lets me down
Rims sometimes get pulled down a bit. I played on one court for awhile that the front of the rim was bent down at least two inches. I think the rim itself started about 2 inches low. So it was easy to dunk on it and you could shoot into it easier as well. But they wouldn't play real highschool games on that court, it was just for messing around and pickup games.
Dog days of summer....
constant terrible defense at the high school level makes it very easy for the athletic kids to throw down serious dunks because they get runways right to the basket ... plus some of these kids are freaks of nature lol