Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ryerson University (Toronto)

While doing some web searching, I somehow came upon this YouTube video of a Canadian college basketball game at Ryerson University. Many courts now feature different shades of shellac wood finish to distinguish different areas of the playing surface (e.g., keys, three-point areas).

I don't recall seeing a court quite like Ryerson's, however, where the surface is predominantly such a dark shade, with the center circle and two-point areas (inside the arcs) set off in such a light shade.


Also note the trapezoidal key, which until 2010 was used for international competition (there are lines painted within the trapezoid to also allow a rectangular key to be used on Ryerson's court).

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