The official-size basketballs for sale at Academy Sports + Outdoors fit your needs, with a variety of trusted brands, including Spalding basketballs, Wilson basketballs and Rawlings basketballs. The official-size basketballs feature the traditional orange surface with black ribbing and generally display the brand name and a league graphic. Wide, deep, pebbled-rubber channel construction provides a great grip, so you can dribble and slam dunk like the pros. Show off your love of the game by wearing team apparel. Indoor/outdoor balls often feature composite leather or rubber covers for great durability. Most basketballs have an inflatable inner rubber bladder, while others feature special technologies, such as Neverflat® NitroFlate® molecules injected into the ball to help protect against air seepage, and specially designed valves with caps to help eliminate leaks. Check out our selection of basketball footwear, so you can play your best game while practicing swift maneuvers and fancy footwork on the court.
Youth basketballs are typically a smaller size and weight than official basketballs, and are often made of soft-grip rubber or composite to ensure your child can hold on to the ball with ease. Some feature the traditional orange surface with black ribbing while others display fun colors, designs or your little one's favorite characters, so he or she can have fun playing and learning the game at the same time.