A basket is a round shaped metallic rim from which the net hangs. The baskets are supported by a backboard and are mounted on top of the pole that is usually 10 ft. above the ground.
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In Men's event, a large inflated ball is used which has a circumference of about 29.5 inches and weighs around 22 ounces for men while in women’s event the ball usually has a circumference of 28.5 inches and weighs around 20 ounces. The balls are made from eight finely stitched pieces of leather filled with air.