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Molten GM Official Basketball

Molten GM Official Basketball

(Based on 2 customer reviews)

  • Scuff resistant PU leather
  • For indoor use only
  • Red, white and blue basketball
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Molten ® GM Official Basketball - 12-panel basketball - a cutting-edge design, providing additional seams when compared to the traditional 8-panel balls manufactured by other ball makers. More seams, mean better fingertip control for dribbling, passing and shooting. The Molten 12-panel basketball is now used in every top international competition world-wide.


  • PU leather.
  • Brand new to the Molten range - red, white and blue basketball - available in size 6 and 7.
  • Official ball for Basketball Ireland, England Schools Basketball Association, London Youth Games and Mini Basketball England.
  • New Official 12-PANEL design. Polyurethane leather.
  • Deep pebble & scuff resistant outer cover.
  • Nylon wound. Butyl bladder.
  • Official size and weight.
  • Made in Thailand.
  • For indoor use only.
  • The GM ball is made of man made simulated leather which is never delivered inflated. Once the ball is pumped up and the material reaches room temperature, any creases will disappear. 

Additional Information

  • Basketball sizes vary by age, gender, and level of play. The official size of the basketball used by the NBA is 29.5 inches (size 7) in circumference. That's the same size used throughout men's college and high school basketball leagues. The WNBA uses a slightly smaller ball, measuring 28.5 (size 6) inches in circumference.
  • For international play, specifically FIBA, the basketball used is what's called a Molten GL7 for men and Molten GL6 for women. These basketballs typically feature two different colours and are slightly bigger, with a 30.7-inch circumference for the men's ball and a 29-inch circumference for the women's.
  • Boys in middle school (or ages 12-14), use a 28.5-inch ball (size 6), as do all women and girls ages 12 and up. For anyone, male or female, between the ages of nine and 11, a ball size of 27.5 (size 5) inches in circumference is recommended and is the most commonly sized ball used in youth basketball leagues.
  • Boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 8 use a basketball between the sizes of 22 inches and 24.5 inches in circumference, depending on the individual's hand size, which can be determined by a coach or parent by measuring from the bottom of the individual's palm to the tip of his or her middle finger.
  • An NBA basketball must be inflated to a pressure of 7.5 to 8.5 PSI. The WNBA uses the same pressure regulations.
  • In the NCAA, inflation requirements are given in weight, with the men's ball having a maximum weight of 22 ounces and the women's ball having a maximum weight of 20 ounces. In FIBA play, the official rules state that the ball "be inflated to an air pressure such that, when it is dropped onto the playing floor from a height of approximately 1,800 mm measured from the bottom of the ball, it will rebound to a height of between 1,200 mm and 1,400 mm, measured to the top of the ball."



Item Code Size Colour Available Now Price Price ex. VAT Unit Manufacturer Part Code Ean
IT055613 6 Red/White/Blue 2 £19.95 £16.63 Each BGMX6-C 054722897752

Basketball Size Buying Guide

Size 3: Mini Basketball and Key Stage 1, 5-7 year olds; circumference 56-57cm.

Size 5: Key Stage 2, 7-11 year olds; circumference 69-71cm/27.5inches.

Size 6: For female players aged 14+ and male players aged 11-14 years; circumference 72-74cm/28.5 inches.

Size 7: For male players aged 14+; circumference 75-76cm/29.5inches.

Customer Reviews for Molten GM Official Basketball

  • 5 out of 5 *****

    Newitts Verified Purchase (17 Jan 2019)

    Love this ball. Highly recommend

  • 3 out of 5 Basketball review - marginally too light and bouncy

    Newitts Verified Purchase (30 Mar 2018)

    Got my new ball as my last one had seen better days. I am happy with the ball as it is nice and grippy, not as cushioned as my last one but not really something noticeable during play. The ball is quite light and perhaps a little more bouncy than I was hoping for, I don't mind this being tall but a few of my shorter playing buddies keep shouting complaints it is so bouncy. (Moaners!)

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