Basketball is a sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter and 10 feet (3.0 m) high mounted to a backboard at each end.
As well as many techniques for shooting, passing, dribbling and rebounding, basketball has specialized player positions and offensive and defensive structures (player positioning). Typically, the tallest members of a team will play "center", "power forward" or "small forward" positions, while shorter players or those who possess the best ball handling skills and speed play "point guard" or "shooting guard".
Basketball is one of the world's most popular and widely viewed sports
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Basketball is a team sport with the objective being to shoot a ball through a basket horizontally positioned to score points while following a set of rules.
The Mission for Basketball England is to govern and enhance the sport of Basketball in England. To encourage and enable people to participate in basketball regardless of their ability, age, gender, status, disability or ethnic background and to lift the performance and quality of basketball throughout England.
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:26
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Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:02
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Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:43
A newly launched under 14 girls basketball league tipped off at Didcot Girls School on Saturday 11th November with 40 players... Read More »