# Your question: When did the NBA change the 3 point line?

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The NBA introduced the 3-point line in 1979, and not much changed right away. Players weren’t used to shooting from far out, so for the first few years, they mostly didn’t. It wasn’t until the 1986–’87 season that the league as a whole scored more than 100 3-pointers in one season.

## When did they move the 3-point line back in NBA?

The NBA shortened its 3-point line to a uniform 22 feet before the 1994-95 season but moved it back after the 1996-97 season.

## Was the 3pt line shorter in 1995?

For three seasons beginning in 1994–95, the NBA attempted to address decreased scoring by shortening the distance of the line from 23 ft 9 in (7.24 m) (22 ft (6.71 m) at the corners) to a uniform 22 ft (6.71 m) around the basket.

## Is the NBA 3-point line farther?

The basket is still 10 feet off the ground, which means the biggest difference is the three-point line. At the top of the arc, the three-point line is 6.75 meters from the center of the basket or 22.15 feet. This measurement works out to about 22 feet, two inches.

## Who invented the 3-point line?

Anselm College coach Al Grenert suggested the idea of introducing a three-point line 21 feet from the basket – which is approximately the current distance of the three-point arc in the NCAA – to the college game in the early 1950s.

## When did high school 3-point line start?

While certain college basketball conferences experimented with it in the early ’80s, the NCAA didn’t universally implement a 3-point line until 1986, with high school basketball following suit a year later.

## Why is the corner 3 Easy?

Twenty-two feet from the center of the rim, the corner 3 is considered the easiest 3-point shot in the NBA, but it doesn’t come without its challenges — mainly space, time to shoot, and being defended by more than just who’s on the court.

## Is the corner 3-point shot shorter?

Remember that three-point shots from the corner are 1 foot, 9 inches shorter than shots from beyond the arc. However, shooting from the top of the key gives you a chance to score on shots that bounce off the backboard. The backboard is less likely to help you when you’re shooting from the corner.

## What is the average NBA 3-point percentage?

The league-wide 3-point rate (the percentage of all field goal attempts that have come from beyond the arc) has increased in each of the last 10 seasons, rising from 22.2% in 2010-11 to 39.2% last season. And it’s increased more in the last five years than it did in the previous five.

## Was there a 3-point line in 1983?

So before the 1983 season, with the NCAA’s permission, the ACC and a few mid-major conferences tinkered with their league rules to increase scoring. … And the 3-point line allowed perimeter-based teams like N.C. State in ’83 to compete more with strong inside teams like Virginia with Ralph Sampson.

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## When was dunking allowed in the NBA?

While it became a standard move in the NBA by the 1970s, dunking was banned in the NCAA for nine years when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar became the first superstar to regularly dunk the ball.

## Is a 5 point play possible?

A five-point play is exceedingly rare and not usually attempted. It starts when one gets fouled on a three-pointer and he makes it. If he chooses to, he can make the free throw and that is a four-point play.