FIBA and the Basketball Court

The abbreviation FIBA, was originally derived from the French term Federation Internationale de Basketball Amateur. The word Amateur was dropped in 1989 after the distinction between amateurs and professionals was eliminated, The “A” in FIBA was however left and FIBA is now recognized as standing for International Basketball Federation.

Today’s courts are designed around FIBA’s dimensions so if you’ve ever wondered about the distance from the three point line or free throw line to the basket…Here it is broken down in an easy to read format.