The basketball backboard is a raised vertical board typically composed of fiberglass. It is rectangular and has an attached rim.
A standard backboard is 3-1/2 feet tall.
A standard backboard is 6 feet wide.
The rim is 18 inches in diameter and should be 10 feet off the ground.
The backboard is to be clearly marked with a white rectangle centered behind the rim. The rectangle is 24 inches wide and 18 inches high.
The optional white cord net hanging from the rim is 15 to 18 inches long and is used to quickly verify whether a ball passed through the rim.
Most backboards, particularly those in organized leagues, are transparent for the sake of spectators. Less-expensive kinds made of a non-transparent material often can be found on playgrounds and in driveways.
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