Molten GR Official Basketball
- 12 panel design.
- Rubber cover.
- Special rubber compound to give a tacky feel and durability.
- Nylon wound.
- Butyl bladder.
- For indoor and outdoor use.
- Supplied deflated.
Additional Information about sizes
- 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."
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 GR Official Basketball
5 out of 5 Very happy with this ball
Newitts Verified Purchase (22 Jun 2022)
This was the perfect present for my 9 year old son. He loves the colours of blue and orange. It’s got great grip and bounce and we had such fun together practicing our skills on the court. As an adult I found it really easy to use as well. I’d highly recommend this ball.
4 out of 5 molten basketball
Newitts Verified Purchase (20 Feb 2022)
the red ball we got was defected. there was a hole somewhere so the air went out and it can't be in use...the 3 other ones are great as expected
5 out of 5 MAINLY MOLTEN
Newitts Verified Purchase (1 Jan 2022)
I PURCHASED 10 BALLS FOR MY WALKING BASKETBALL CLASS AND EVERY ONE OF MY PLAYERS LOVE THEIR BASKETBALL. THERE IS A GOOD BOUNCE AND A SUPERB GRIP ON THE BALL SO I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOOMEND THEM FOR PRACTICE.
5 out of 5 Excellent
Newitts Verified Purchase (3 Mar 2021)
The Molten basketballs were excellent acquisition for our wheelchair community to stay active during these challenging times
5 out of 5 Excellent Ball
Newitts Verified Purchase (3 Jan 2021)
Great quality ??. Excellent price. Came well packaged. Son is happy!
5 out of 5 Black/Yellow Basketball
Newitts Verified Purchase (3 Nov 2020)
In stock, competitively priced and delivered on time. Perfect!
5 out of 5 Good product
Newitts Verified Purchase (13 Aug 2020)
Ordered one of these at Christmas. It has stood up well and we use it outside . Happy with it and it was delerived quickly .
5 out of 5 Great purchase
This is the second one I’ve purchased for another grandson...they absolutely love them. Such good value and the service is excellent. Fast delivery too
5 out of 5 Molten Basketball
Newitts Verified Purchase (14 May 2020)
I have 3 lads, ages 9, 10 and 13. During these challenging times of Covid 19 they are constantly playing out the front with these balls and taking serious abuse! Brilliant ball for the price, highly recommend and will be buying a couple more soon!
5 out of 5 Reveiw of Molten GB baskeball
Perfect! It was easy to blow up and has great grip and bounce.
5 out of 5 Molten GR Size 6
Great basketball. Seams durable even outside. Good value for money. I would highly recommend.
5 out of 5 Molten Basketballs
Newitts Verified Purchase (21 Dec 2019)
Excellent product excellent service
5 out of 5 On the ball
Very prompt delivery, very good basketball, good grip, my son loves it
5 out of 5 Basketball purchase.
Newitts Verified Purchase (3 Nov 2018)
This is a repeat online purchase of a basketball from you and this speaks for itself. The ease of ordering , paying by PayPal and your speedy delivery to almost anywhere in the UK makes my task as a Grandfather for gifts for grand children a pleasure! Robert Coss, Christchurch, Dorset.
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