In the 2019-2020 NBA season, the average basketball player was 6’6″ tall (198.8cm) which is ...
Overall, height continues to be a driving factor when it comes to the success of a basketball player. The average height of an NBA player continues to be well above the average height of a person in the United States and the rest of the world. Height, along with athleticism and skill, can contribute to making a player quite dominant.
Since taller-height players have more chances to get through NBA player position but your passion and skills are the main keys. Yet on the basis of different surveys, the average NBA player height by position is between 6’3’’ to 6’9’’. As being said earlier, your passion and craze make you through NBA position just like Chris Paul who’s below than this average height i.e. 6’0’’, still is the hot star in NBA players. What is the most common height in the NBA?
As of now, the average NBA player’s height is 6 feet 7 inches, which used to be 6 feet 4 inches in the first season of the NBA in 1952. Through the initial few years, the average height took an exponential leap in the graph but became steady later on.
When the basketball player average height requirements were set at 6 ft. 7 in (2.01 m) by NBA, those who have always been in favor of the height being increased gained an incredible amount of support from all over. Height became an advantage in the game, making the tallest men to be drafted on various teams with serious regularity.
Projecting the height categories in the axis along with the positions adopted, we see that the center (C) players are close (more likely) to the higher height (84 +) . Also, we can see that the point-guards (PG) are close to smaller height (< 77 inches) this is aligned with the theory that they need to be shorter in order to increase the team efficiency and the number of assists.
List of tallest players in National Basketball Association history Height Weight Player 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Shawn Bradley 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) 310 lb (141 kg) Yao Ming* 7 ft 5 in (2.26 m) 217 lb (98 kg) Chuck Nevitt 7 ft 5 in (2.26 m) 305 lb (138 kg) Pavel Podkolzin
The official NBA and competitive professional basketball is 29.5” | 74.9 cm in circumference with a diameter between 9.43”-9.51” | 24-24.2 cm. Professional basketballs must be inflated to a pressure between 7.5-8.5 PSI and cannot exceed the maximum weight of 22 ounces.