Two decades after NCAA Division 1A College Basketball added the three-point line, the NCAA Men's Rules Committee has approved a measure that will move the line back one foot from its current distance of 19 feet, nine inches.
If approved by the Playing Rules Oversight Committee on May 25th, it would mark the first major change to three-pointers since their adoption.
But the change to 20 feet, nine inches would not take place until November 2008.
The Rules Committee Chairman says two proposals were considered. The other would have moved the line to 20 feet, six inches.
That's the same distance as international three-pointers. Both are shorter than the NBA's line, which ranges from 23 feet, nine inches at the top of the key to 22 feet at its nearest point in the baseline corners.
The Women's Basketball Rules Committee did not adopt the change and will keep its three-point line at 19 feet, nine inches.
Story Courtesy: AP Wire Reports
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