How high is the regulation basketball hoop? August 3, 2020March 9, 2012 by Pamela Landy A regulation basketball hoop is 10 feet above the floor. Related Answers How old is the Hula-Hoop? Who won the U.S. vs U.S.S.R. Olympic basketball final in 1972? Was Wilt Chamberlain the first pro basketball player over seven feet tall? What is the highest-scoring pro basketball game to date? Where was James Naismith teaching when he invented basketball? What is the origin of the word attic?