Basketball in the United States
Region North America
Country Flag of the United States United States
Governing body USA Basketball
International/National competition
International FIBA Americas
National U.S men's national team
U.S women's national team
Professional/Amateur competition

National Basketball Association
• - NBA G League (minor league)

Amateur College basketball: NCAA

Basketball in the United States is the 2nd highest favored sport in the United States. Basketball in the U.S. is played at 3 levels: Nationally in FIBA, Professionally in the NBA, and academically at the college level.


Basketball in the United States is played starting as early as high school and continues to college.


Professional basketball in the United States is played in the National Basketball Association.

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