• On a college court, yes. On an NBA court is is until it is within (i think its 3) feet of the sideline, then for that short distance it runs parallel to the sideline.
  • In the NBA, the arc is 23 feet, 9 inches (7.24 m) from the basket, but near the sidelines, three-point line is straight and parallel to the sideline in order to allow room between the three-point line and the sideline. Hence, the distance varies near the sidelines; it is 22 feet (6.72 m) at its closest point in the corner. The three-point line is generally an arc at a set radius from the basket. In international basketball and in the WNBA, the three-point line is 6.25 meters (20 ft 6 in) from the basket. U.S. college basketball specifies a distance of 19 feet, 9 inches (6.02 m) from the basket, also used in U.S. high schools.

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