What is the Restricted Area in Basketball (Full Explanation)

The newest line that’s been added to a basketball court isn’t very big, but it’s a very important one for players, coaches, and referees alike.

It’s the small arc located in the lane and it’s there to designate what is referred to as the “restricted area” on the court.

In this article, I will dive into what exactly the restricted area is, why this line has been added to the court, and how you can coach your players to use it to their advantage.

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