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In 1891, James Naismith was assigned to create an indoor activity for students, who training to be P.E. teachers, were bored doing nothing calisthenics and gymnastics during long New England winters, They longed for action and competition.
Dr. Naismith combined elements of the outdoor games like soccer and lacrosse with the concept of a game he’d played in childhood, Duck on a Rock. To win this game players threw stones to hit a target placed on top of large boulder. A ball and elevated goal—those are simple ingredients of the sport that now has players and rabid fans in nearly every part of the world.
The First Game
Naismith’s class played the first game of basket ball (two words) using a soccer ball and two peach baskets nailed to a balcony railing ten feet above the floor. The class of 18 students were divided into two teams of nine players. The gym they played was just 50 ft. wide by 35 ft. (modern courts average 94 ft x 50 ft). The final score of this game was 1-0. From this point Dr. Naismith developed 13 Original Rules or Basketball.
The object of basketball game is to score points by making field goals or free throw shots. There are two opposing teams, each with five players.
A game commences with a jump ball at the center court, wherein each team vies for the ball possession. Each team then tries to recover the ball, makes a series of passing moves, and makes shots within shooting range at their designated baskets—circular hoops and net positioned at each end of the court.
The opposing team, on the other hand, tries to block the shots to prevent the ball from going into the basket and attempts to recover the ball and move it toward their end of the court.
Basketball rules award two points for each field goal, while three points are scored for field goals shot beyond a designated distance from the basket. Two free throws shots, each worth one point each, are awarded to a player being fouled by a player from opposing team in a penalty situation.
Timing of the Games
High School and Professional Games are divided in to four equal quarters. While Collegiate Games are divided into two equal halves.
General Court Size Information
Professional & College - 94 ft. long x 50 ft. wide
High School - 84 ft. long x 50 ft. wide
Junior High - 74 ft. x 42 ft. wide
Colors are as accurate as possible. Slight variations may occur due to site conditions, mixing proportions, installation methods and color clarity on your personal or office computer monitors. For the purest, sharpest and longest lasting sports coatings in the business, your choice should be our Acrytech brand.