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Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot at the 2007 FIBA Europe Cup Women Finals

A three-point field goal (also called a three-pointer or simply a three) is a field goal in a basketball game made from beyond the three-point line, a designated arc surrounding the basket. A successful attempt is worth three points, in contrast to the two points awarded for shots made within the three-point line. In the National Basketball Association (NBA), the 3-point line is 22 ft. (approximately 6.706 m) away from the basket in the corners of the court. This distance naturally increases along a 14 ft. (approx. 4.267 m) straight line that is 3 ft. (approx. 0.914 m) away from the sidelines. At the 14 ft. mark, the 3-point line becomes an arc 23 ft. 9 in. (approx. 7.239 m) away from the basket and remains so until the arc reaches the straight line on the other side of the court 14 ft. from the baseline. In international FIBA & WNBA play, the three-point line is 22 ft. 1.75 in. (6.75 m) away...

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Sara Giauro shoots a

three-point shot

, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005

In basketball, a three-point field goal, three-pointer, three-point shot, or simply three is a field goal made from beyond the three point line, a designated semi-ellipsoid arc radiating from the basket. A successful attempt is worth three points, in contrast to the two points given for shots made inside the three point line. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1222x1225, 908 KB) Description: Three point shoot by Sara Giauro (Phard Vomero Napoli) during FIBA Europe Cup Women Finals 2005 Source: self-made Location: Naples, Italy Photographer: Massimo Finizio File links The following pages link to this file: Basketball Metadata This... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1222x1225, 908 KB) Description: Three point shoot by Sara Giauro (Phard Vomero Napoli) during FIBA Europe Cup Women Finals 2005 Source: self-made ...

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Learn more about Three-point field goal

In basketball, a three-point field goal, three-pointer, three-point shot, or simply three is a field goal made from beyond the three point line, a designated semi-ellipsoid arc radiating from the basket. A successful attempt is worth three points, in contrast to the two points given for shots made inside the three point line.

A traditional three-point play occurs when a shooter successfully scores a basket while being fouled, and then scores the ensuing single free throw. The phrase and one is commonly used to signify that the shooter's basket was good and that a single free throw will be awarded, indicating a possible three-point play.

[edit] History

The three-point rule was first tested in a 1945 National Collegiate Athletic Association game between Columbia and Fordham. But professional basketball would be the first to adopt the rule on a permanent basis. The short-lived American Basketball League did so...

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The three-point contest is not all that different from the home run derby in that it's a long way from replicating real life game environments. Attempting uncontested shots one after the other is nothing like shooting in a five-on-five game, just as competing in the derby is nothing like facing in-game pitching. And so, while it makes sense to look at a familiar stat like three-point field goal percentage when assessing the field, it's important to dig deeper. Let's go down this statistical rabbit hole to preview Saturday's NBA All-Star three-point contest, no calculators necessary. For you at least.

In the contest, each shooter gets one minute to attempt 25 shots, with five racks of balls stationed around the arc. Each basket is worth one point, except for the last ball in each rack—the multi-colored money ball—that is worth two. For the second straight year, there will also be an all-money ball rack, which the shooter must place in any of the five designated spots,...

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Sioux Falls, S.D. – Mack Arvidson came in clutch for the Northern State University men’s basketball team, hitting the game winning buzzer beater to defeat Sioux Falls 86-84 on the road. The Wolves tallied 66 points in the second half to secure the victory and improve to 15-6 overall and 11-4 in league action.

Northern struggled in the first half, scoring just 23 points and shooting 31.8 percent from the floor. The Wolves trailed by 12 points at the half, however came out with a new fire in the second shooting 67.7 percent from the floor and 69.2 percent from the arc with nine made 3-point field goals. Defensively the Wolves held the Cougars to 49 points and a 46.0 field goal percentage in the final 30 minutes of action.

Sioux Falls led by as many as 18 points with 15 minutes remaining in the game, however the Wolves went on a 32-13 run, tying things at 63-all with 6:43 on the board. Sioux Falls held on to the lead however with the Wolves taking their first...

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NBA rules from http://www.nba.com/analysis/rules_5.html say

c. A successful field goal attempt from the area outside the three-point field goal line shall count three points.
(1) The shooter must have at least one foot on the floor outside the three-point field goal line prior to the attempt.
(2) The shooter may not be touching the floor on or inside the three-point field goal line.
(3) The shooter may contact the three-point field goal line, or land in the two-point field goal area, after the ball is released.
(Emphasis mine)

So, as long as your last step was outside the arc, you may release at any location while in the air, at least in the NBA. It's the rule I was taught when doing intramural refereeing at college, so I expect, yes, it's the same...

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Since the 2008-09 season, referees have reviewed all situations in which officials are not reasonably certain whether a successful field goal was scored correctly as a 2-point or 3-point field goal or, in the case of a called shooting foul, whether the player was attempting a 2-point or 3-point field goal.

In the case of a possible foul, the review takes place immediately before the free-throw attempts so referees know how many shots to award.

But when referees use replay to determine the correct scoring of a made basket, they wait to conduct the replay in most situations. This decision was made by the Competition Committee and Board of Governors’ to lessen the impact of frequent stoppages, including stoppages that might disadvantage the new offensive team after a made field goal.

If the field goal occurred prior to the third full timeout in the fourth period, the review takes place at the next full timeout or period break following the basket. If the field goal...
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Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot at the 2007 FIBA Europe Cup Women's Finals

A three-point field goal (also called a three-pointer) is a field goal in a basketball game made from beyond the three-point line, a designated arc surrounding the basket. A successful attempt is worth three points, in contrast to the two points awarded for field goals made within the three-point line and the one point for each made free throw. In the National Basketball Association (NBA), the 3-point line is 22 ft (6.71 m) away from the basket to a line parallel to the sidelines, or 23 ft 9 in (7.24 m) to a circular arc centered on the basket, whichever is closest. In international FIBA and WNBA play, the three-point line is 6.75 m (22 ft 1...

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2007

A three-point field goal (also known as three-pointer) is a field goal in a basketball game, made from beyond the three-point line, a designated arc radiating from the basket. A successful attempt is worth three points, in contrast to the two points awarded for shots made inside the three point line.

A three-point field goal is distinguished from a "three-point play," which occurs when a shooter successfully scores a two-point basket while being fouled, and then makes the ensuing free throw. If such a foul occurs on a successful three-point shot, the resulting free throw gives the player a chance to earn a four point play.

History

A three-point rule was tested in 1933 at the suggestion of Herman Sayger of Tiffin, Ohio. Sayger demonstrated new rules designed to eliminate the center jump and establish a new scoring system in a...

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In basketball, free throws or foul shots are unopposed attempts to score points from a restricted area on the court (the free throw line; informally known as the foul line or the charity stripe), and are generally awarded after a foul on the shooter by the opposing team. Each successful free throw is worth one point.

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Free throws can normally be shot at a high percentage by good players. In the NBA, most players make 70–80% of their attempts. The league's best shooters (such as Steve Nash, Rick Barry, Ray Allen,...

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