With so many options for basketball goals, which one should you select? Are you in the market for a portable basketball hoop or a more permanent setup? What kind of backboard material do you want? At Hibbett Sports we’ll get you game-ready and then some. Here are some considerations when choosing the right hoop: Where do you want it? Find a location that provides you room to play. Will you move it around? This will determine if you need something portable — with wheels and a base — or an in-ground system. How do you play? If you’re practicing slam dunks, choose an in-ground goal for extra stability, along with a polycarbonate or shatter-proof glass backboard. Graphite and polyethylene backboards are perfect for beginners and youth players. Who’s going to play? For youth players, consider a hoop with a height adjuster. A 44-inch backboard is sufficient for pint-size ballers. Teens and older kids need the rebound space of a bigger backboard in 48- to 50-inch widths, while 54- to 60-inch boards or the regulation 72-inch backboards work for aggressive or professional ballers.
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