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It was backed by the ABBA in 1971. As players felt they should be rewarded more points for shooting at further distances. :)

Q: When was the 3 point line added to NCAA?

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For the 2007 season, the NBA three point line is 4 feet longer from the goal than the NCAA three point line at the top of the key (23 feet, 9 inches for the NBA to 19 feet 9 inches for the NCAA). However, starting in the 2008 season, the NCAA's three point line will be lengthened to 20 feet 9 inches at the top of the key.

Yes, there is a 3-point shot in NCAA basketball.

Behind the 3 point line. In the NCAA, it is 20 feet and 9 inches, while the NBA line is 23 feet and 9 inches.

The 3-point shot wasn't introduced into college basketball until 1986.

The NCAA's Southern Conference became the first collegiate conference to use the three-point rule, adopting a 22-foot line in 1980. Over the following five years, NCAA conferences differed in their use of the rule and the distance they required for a three-point shot. The NCAA adopted the 19-foot, 9-inch line nationally in 1986. On May 3, 2007 the NCAA rules committee decided to lengthen the three point line to 20 feet 9 inches. This rule will come into effect at the beginning of the 2008-09 season. J.J. Redick currently holds the NCAA Division I record with 457 three-point field goals while shooting 40.4% from three-point range for his career.

On May 3, 2007 the NCAA rules committee decided to lengthen the three point line to 20 feet 9 inches.

No. For women the NCAA 3 point line is right at the top of the key (19 feet 9 inches), and for men it is a distance of 20 feet 9 inches, each radiating from the center of and directly below, the basket to just beyond the arc.

The NCAA officially adopted the 3 point basket in 1986. It was experimented and used in some conferences prior to that but didn't become official as we know it until the '86-'87 season.

Most courts are or have been 19 feet, but since the NCAA changed the college 3-point line from 19 to 20 feet, many open gyms are changing to 20 as well. An NBA 3-point line is 23 3/4 feet away.

The distance starting with the 1982-83 season was 17'9" until the line was moved back to 19'9" for the 1986-87 season when the NCAA adopted the 3 point standard nationally.

For High School basketball the distance from the center of the basket to just beyond the 3 point arc is 19 feet 9 inches, 20 feet 9 inches for the NCAA, and 23 feet 9 inches for the NBA 3 point line.