Typical professional hoop with backboard

The basket or hoop is a piece of basketball equipment, consisting of the rim and net. It hangs from the backboard. The first basket was a peach basket installed by James Naismith.[1] The bottom was eventually cut out of the basket, and the basket was eventually replaced with the metal rim and net.[2][3][4] Today there are breakaway rims.

A field goal is a shot that goes through the basket.


  1. ^ "First College Basketball Game". www.americaslibrary.gov.
  2. ^ A Short History of Basketball - Indiana Edition, Paul R. Wonning, 2022
  3. ^ "The Basketball Hoop: A History". SportsRec.
  4. ^ "History of Basketball Hoop: Hot Hoops". SportsRec.