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The 3 point arc in the NBA is 22 ft to the center of the rim on the sides ( the arc starts 5 ft 3 in from the baseline, being a straight line until that point) then the curved part of the arc is 23ft. 9 in. from the center of the rim. The 3 point arc in college was moved back a foot in 2008 to 20 ft 9 in. The high school 3 point line remains at 19 ft 9 inches.