# Quick Answer: How high does your hand have to be to dunk?

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You’ll need to jump roughly 24 inches to touch the rim and 30 inches to dunk a full sized basketball (assuming average arm length).

## Can a 5 foot 11 person dunk?

A 5-foot-6 guy probably doesn’t have much of a shot with a 10-foot rim unless he’s Spud Webb. At the same time, an average-sized guy–say, 5-11–won’t have a chance without at least a little athletic ability. Dunking isn’t for everybody, but many men at least have a chance at pulling it off.

## Does your hand have to touch the rim for it to be a dunk?

If you touch the rim, it’s a dunk. If you don’t, it’s not. It’s that simple. … If you remove your hands at the last second, that’s called a layup, although Merriam-Webster defines a dunk simply as “throwing the ball into the basket from above the rim.” Not so.

## Is it harder to dunk off 1 or 2 feet?

Developing a one-handed dunk requires less vertical ability than a two-handed dunk, and, for most players, jumping off of one foot from a running start makes it easier to jump high enough to dunk.

## Can a 5 foot person dunk?

This is Brandon Todd. He’s 5’5″, he can dunk a basketball, and he’s the subject of this short documentary.

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## How tall is Michael Jordan?

Throughout gyms, parks, and driveways around the world, basketball hoops are almost always 10 feet (3 meters) off the ground. Some leagues for young children play on shorter hoops, but from junior high schools through the professional leagues, the game is played on hoops of the standard 10-foot height.

## How high should a rim be to dunk?

You’ll need to jump roughly 24 inches to touch the rim and 30 inches to dunk a full sized basketball (assuming average arm length). While the height difference between a 5 foot 9 person and a 6 foot person is only 3 inches, it’s actually a lot easier around this height for two reasons.

## What classifies a dunk?

In basketball, to dunk is to put the ball directly into the hoop, especially forcefully (this kind of dunking is the opposite of delicate). Such a shot is called a dunk or a slam-dunk or a slam or a jam or a stuff or a throw-down (or even more colorful names, if you’re Darryl Dawkins).

## What constitutes a dunk?

Definition of dunk

(Entry 1 of 2) transitive verb. 1 : to dip (something, such as a piece of bread) into a beverage while eating. 2 : to dip or submerge temporarily in liquid. 3 : to throw (a basketball) into the basket from above the rim.

## Do you need to palm the ball to dunk?

You don’t need to palm a basketball to dunk it; you just need to be high enough over the rim to throw it down.

## Is a 35 inch vertical good?

A good running jump then, if you want to match up with the best basketball players on the planet is to try to get to 35”. For the Standing Vertical: Around 20 to 35 players each year jump over 30” from the flat footed, no step jump.

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## Can Steve Nash dunk?

Steve Nash, Los Angeles Lakers

Not being able to dunk hasn’t hindered Steve Nash at all during a 17-year NBA career. … There is footage of Nash “dunking” on a practice court while in college at Santa Clara, which got morphed into this clever NBA commercial, but it’s truly a weak attempt.