Our **dunk calculator** is designed to analyze an individual’s ability to perform a **dunking **in **basketball **by analyzing their **height**, **standing reach**, and **vertical jump height**, along with the **height of the basketball hoop**.

## Dunk Calculation Chart

Player Height | Rim Height | Reach Height | Required Jump Height |
---|---|---|---|

5’10” | 10’0″ | 7’3″ | 33″ |

5’11” | 10’0″ | 7’4″ | 32″ |

6’0″ | 10’0″ | 7’6″ | 30″ |

6’1″ | 10’0″ | 7’7″ | 29″ |

6’2″ | 10’0″ | 7’9″ | 27″ |

6’3″ | 10’0″ | 7’10” | 26″ |

6’4″ | 10’0″ | 8’0″ | 24″ |

6’5″ | 10’0″ | 8’1″ | 23″ |

6’6″ | 10’0″ | 8’3″ | 21″ |

6’7″ | 10’0″ | 8’4″ | 20″ |

6’8″ | 10’0″ | 8’6″ | 18″ |

6’9″ | 10’0″ | 8’7″ | 17″ |

6’10” | 10’0″ | 8’9″ | 15″ |

6’11” | 10’0″ | 8’10” | 14″ |

7’0″ | 10’0″ | 9’0″ | 12″ |

To calculate the required jump height, we use the formula:

**Required Jump Height = Rim Height - Reach Height**

Where:

**Rim Height** is the standard 10 feet for regulation basketball hoops

**Reach Height** is estimated based on player height using the following formula:

`Reach Height (ft) = Player Height (ft) - 2.5 ft`

**For example, for a player who is 6’4″ (76 inches) tall:**

Reach Height = 76 inches – 30 inches = 46 inches = 3.83 feet ≈ 8’0″

Required Jump Height = 10’0″ – 8’0″ = 24 inches

## Dunking Calculation Formula

The formula to calculate the **required jump height** for dunking is:

**Required Jump Height = Rim Height - (Player Height + Reach Above Head) + Ball Clearance**

Where:

**Rim Height**is typically**10 feet****Reach Above Head**is usually about**1.5 feet**above player height**Ball Clearance**is the extra height needed to get the ball over the rim (typically**6 inches**)

Example:

For a **6’2″ player**:

- Player Height:
**6’2″ (74 inches)** - Estimated Reach:
**74 + 18 = 92 inches (7’8″)** **Required Jump Height = 120″ (rim) – 92″ (reach) + 6″ (clearance) = 34 inches**

## How High Do You Have To Jump To Dunk at 6’2

A **6’2″ player** would need to jump approximately **34 inches** to be able to dunk. For a player who is **6’2″ (74 inches)** tall, the calculation to determine how high they need to jump to dunk would be as follows:

- Estimate reach height:
**6’2″ + 1’6″ = 7’8″ (92 inches)** - Rim height:
**10’0″ (120 inches)** - Ball clearance:
**6 inches**

**Using the dunking calculation formula:**

**Required Jump Height = 120" - 92" + 6" = 34 inches**

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