Molten GR Official Basketball

  • 12 panel design and rubber cover
  • Ideal for indoor or outdoor use
  • Special rubber compound to give a tacky feel
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The Molten ® GR Official Basketball is approved by FIBA for all international competitions including the 2012 London Olympics and is now the official ball for the Great Britain Basketball Federation, Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association, Irish Basketball Association, Welsh Basketball Association, British Basketball League, England Schools' Basketball Association, Basketball Ireland, London Youth Games, British College Sports and Mini Basketball England.
 
Features
 
  • 12 panel design. 
  • Rubber cover.
  • Special rubber compound to give a tacky feel and durability.
  • Nylon wound.
  • Butyl bladder.
  • For indoor/outdoor use.

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 Price Price ex. VAT Unit Manufacturer Part Code Ean
IT009521 7 Tan £10.00 £8.33 Each BGR7-OI 054722897899
IT009522 6 Tan £10.00 £8.33 Each BGR6-OI 054722897844
IT009523 5 Tan £10.00 £8.33 Each BGR5-OI 054722897790
IT010279 3 Tan £10.00 £8.33 Each BGR3 054722897783
IT052067 7 Blue/Green £10.00 £8.33 Each BGRX7-BG 054722897967
IT052068 6 Blue/Green £10.00 £8.33 Each BGRX6-BG 054722897950
IT052069 5 Blue/Green £10.00 £8.33 Each BGRX5-BG 054722897943
IT045160 5 Red £10.00 £8.33 Each BGR5-WRS 054722897837
IT045161 6 Red £10.00 £8.33 Each BGR6-WRS 054722897929
IT045162 7 Red £10.00 £8.33 Each BGR7-WRS 054722897936
IT045163 5 Blue £10.00 £8.33 Each BGR5-NOR 054722897813
IT045164 6 Blue £10.00 £8.33 Each BGR6-NOR 054722897875
IT045165 7 Blue £10.00 £8.33 Each BGR7-NOR 054722897912
IT056829 7 Black £10.00 £8.33 Each BGR7-KY 054722897905
IT056830 6 Black £10.00 £8.33 Each BGR6-KY 054722897868
IT056831 5 Black £10.00 £8.33 Each BGR5-KY 054722897806
IT056832 6 Pink £10.00 £8.33 Each BGR6-WPS 054722897882
IT073624 7 Red/Blue £10.00 £8.33 Each BGRX7-RB 054722920047
IT073625 6 Red/Blue £10.00 £8.33 Each BGRX6-RB 054722920061
IT073626 5 Red/Blue £10.00 £8.33 Each BGRX5-RB 054722920078
IT073627 6 Purple/Yellow £10.00 £8.33 Each BGR6-VY 054722920030

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 both male and female players aged 11-14 years; circumference 72-74cm/28.5inches.

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

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

Customer Reviews for Molten GR Official Basketball

  • 5 out of 5 Fantastic Grip

    Newitts Verified Purchase (13 Jun 2018)

    Think we just about have all the colours by now, both my sons love these basketballs they have good grip and durability they play in and outside and haven't had any issues with them at all.

  • 5 out of 5 PAUL RYAN

    Newitts Verified Purchase (22 Oct 2017)

    An thoroughly excellent service , well priced , quick delivery , wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!

  • 5 out of 5 Basketball

    Newitts Verified Purchase (15 Mar 2017)

    Excellent quality my 10 year old is over the moon

  • 5 out of 5 Basketball

    Newitts Verified Purchase (22 Nov 2016)

    This Molten basket ball was a gift for my grandson in Guildford who is only 14 years old and a keen basket ball player with his own practice basket at home. He has found the basket ball ideal for his practise at home. I am grateful for the good online service and recommend you highly to all my friends. Robert Coss, Christchurch, Dorset.

  • 5 out of 5 Basketball GR5

    Newitts Verified Purchase (10 Oct 2016)

    Product as described and arrived promptly. Brilliant service and great basketball perfect for youngsters to practice their BB skills!!

  • 5 out of 5 commendable service & product

    Newitts Verified Purchase (7 Jan 2016)

    Molten range has good grip and bounce on indoor wood surfaces. Bought it for a 5 year old and it's proved to be the brand of choice.

  • 5 out of 5 Molten Basketball GR5

    Newitts Verified Purchase (4 Jan 2016)

    Bought this for my 9 year old son and he is over the moon with it! We had a family game of Basketball yesterday and the ball was perfect in every way. Have used Newitts a few times now with great success and will continue to use them for all sports equipment - great service!

  • 5 out of 5 indoor/outdoor basketball

    Newitts Verified Purchase (25 Dec 2015)

    Painting looked a little scruffy but when compared with the ones we use at our club it was just fine. very servicable for indoor and outdoor practice. Great service from Newitts. highly recomended.

  • 5 out of 5 Excellent product & service

    Newitts Verified Purchase (1 Aug 2015)

    Perfect item and fast delivery. No problems at all. I would highly recommend this company and I will use again for future purchases.

  • 5 out of 5 Basketball Ball

    Newitts Verified Purchase (3 Jan 2015)

    The ball was delivered promptly. Good value for money and the young recipient played with it all of Christmas Day afternnon. Very Pleased.

  • 4 out of 5 Molten basketball

    Newitts Verified Purchase (27 Jun 2014)

    Was recommended to buy this ball by a friend. Initial purchase went smoothly and was dèlivered quickly.

    However the ball was faulty. Returns was ok although I had to call and request the returns label twice before I was sent it. However a replacement ball was sent out in good time. My daughter loves it. A good quality and very reasonably priced product.

  • 5 out of 5 a great basketball

    Newitts Verified Purchase (7 Jun 2014)

    I bought this ball to teach bb skills to my 11 yo son. High quality materials and oerfect specs make this an ideal choice at a perfect price

  • 4 out of 5 Molten Basketball

    Newitts Verified Purchase (1 May 2014)

    Size 5, bought for my daughter. unfortunately had a problem with a slow leak from the valve and the ball wouldn't stay inflated. Newitts dealt quickly with the problem, and replaced without fuss, and the new ball has been perfect!  
    3 stars for being faulty in the first place, 5 for Newitts service, hence a 4* overall.

  • 4 out of 5 GOOD FOR THE PRICE

    Newitts Verified Purchase (28 Apr 2014)

    If looking for a ball for outside play, this would be a good option. Not great for inside play though. If wanting an official ball, look somewhere else but better than ones in JD sports, Sportdirect etc

  • 5 out of 5 Excellent ball

    Newitts Verified Purchase (31 Oct 2013)

    This is a excellent ball, it has a lovely feel and grip and it looks really nice I am very happy.

  • 5 out of 5 molten bball

    Newitts Verified Purchase (21 Aug 2013)

    an excellent ball for young beginners, and able to be used outdoors too. value for money, very satisfied, end of story

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