Official Game Ball
BBL // British Basketball League Official game and league ball used by Bristol Flyers, Cheshire Phoenix, Glasgow Rocks, Leicester Riders, London Lions, Manchester Giants, Newcastle Eagles, Plymouth City Patriots, Sheffield Sharks, Surrey Scorchers.
WBBL // Women’s British Basketball League Official game and league ball used by Caledonia Pride, Cardiff Met Archers, Durham Palatinates, Essex Rebels, Gloucester City Queens, Manchester Mystics, Nottingham Wild Cats, Oaklands Wolves, Sevenoaks Suns, Sheffield Hatters
This is the exact basketball that will be used in all BBL, WBBL, Basketball Scotland and Basketball Ireland tournaments, with the ball making its debut in the 2020/21 season. The BG4500 is made from premium composite leather, benefiting from all the grip properties of real leather but with no need for bouncing in.
Feel the Grip, Control your Game
The new FIBA Approved BG4500 delivers twice the surface area in contact with your hand. Premium composite leather and a foamed rubber construction on Molten's 12-panel Giugiaro design too. You might not want to pass this one up.
Molten is dedicated to providing top of the line basketballs for FIBA, and the global basketball community. By combining innovative technology and superior craftsmanship, Molten continues to create products worthy of play by the world’s most elite basketball stars.
The new surface texture gives the ball an optimum grip over traditional pebble grip basketballs, even when in contact with sweat or moisture.
The Original Leather Texture Surface area in contact with the hand is wider by 95% compared to that of conventional pebble surfaces for better grip.
Conventional Pebble Surface
|Original Leather Texture Surface|
|Average texture top area @ 2.74mm2||Average texture top area @ 5.33mm2|
Improved Grip Performance
The ball has been given an additional "foamed" layer when compared to previous models, making the ball softer and easier to control. The surface texture depth creates an ideal sweat wiping effect, allowing optimal grip even in that sweaty fourth quarter!
A 25% reduction in logo size, resulting in a larger area of grip on the surface of the ball.
Club & League Use
The BG4500 is used by the BBL, WBBL, Basketball Scotland and Basketball Ireland as their official game ball.
Ball Sizes Explained
Size 7 - For male players aged 14yrs +
Size 6 - For female players aged 14yrs +
For male and female players aged 11-14yrs
Size 5 - Key stage 2 - players aged 7-11yrs
Size 3 - Key stage 1 - players aged 5-7yrs
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