Make more shots with science!
A full size mens basketball is 29.5-30 inches in circumference with diameter of about 9.5 inches if fully inflated. The diameter of the hoop itself is 18 inches from edge to edge. Meaning you can force two basketballs through a hoop at the same time. So why is it so hard to for some players to shoot one ball through then? That is where physics comes in. The entry angle of the ball will determine what the “active” diameter is, as well as how soft or hard it will hit off t