WHY is the free throw line that far back?

by Anonymous

Picture Of Basketball Free Throw Line

Picture Of Basketball Free Throw Line

Why is the free throw line 15 feet from the hoop? Does anyone know the history there?

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Feb 09, 2008
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by: Joe Waters - webmaster

I really don't know the history of the free throw line. As far as I know, 15 feet has always been the distance.


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