Wilson Reaction Pro Basketball
Wilson's Reaction Pro Basketball is a high performance composite basketball that provides excellent grip and control.
The pressure lock bladder helps to maintain optimal basketball pressure, making it a great choice for both indoor and outdoor use.
The unrivalled grip and control of these basketballs make them a great choice for serious players who are looking for maximum performance.
A softness in the ball is also a major selling point, as it provides a more comfortable grip when shooting.
These basketballs are available in three different sizes, so you can choose the perfect size for your game.
With so many outstanding features, it's no wonder that the Wilson Reaction Pro Basketball is one of the most popular choice for serious players.
- Unrivalled grip and control.
- Laid in channels.
- 100% composite cover suitable for indoor/outdoor use.
- Cushion core carcass.
- Maximum softness and grip.
- Pressure lock bladder locks in air to maintain optimal ball pressure.
- Supplied deflated.
- 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 Wilson Reaction Pro Basketball
5 out of 5 Great Ball
Newitts Verified Purchase (9 Apr 2023)
Great surface very tactile even though it’s quite reluctant to go in the hoop every time.
5 out of 5 Best Ball Ever
Newitts Verified Purchase (16 Oct 2021)
Amazing quality ball. My 11 year old only uses this indoors to preserve the grip and surface from wear and tear of outside use. REALLY grippy ball and I’m probably going to buy the size 7 for my own indoor use. Wouldn’t buy a Nike ball again as the last one wore horrendously. 10/10!
5 out of 5 Great Quality best for indoor and outdoor play
Newitts Verified Purchase (23 Jun 2021)
A great adult size ball perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. Very happy with the quality!
5 out of 5 Nice Ball
Newitts Verified Purchase (29 May 2021)
My son has just started Basketball Training and he is using this ball indoors. It has a nice feel about it and is keeping its grip well. He is also using one of these ball for our outside basket. In time the grip has decreased but we have found a trick of wetting the ball with the outside tap and it somehow seems to grip better. We have found Newitts to be the most competitive with pricing and the one time I needed to use their Customer Service they were outstanding. I would recommend this ball.
5 out of 5 Excellent outdoors
Newitts Verified Purchase (26 May 2021)
I have used this basketball multiple times outdoors and it has excellent grip, feel and has had little to no deterioration. I used to use an NBA indoor/outdoor ball and would say this is similar but with a better grip. Highly recommended. Delivery was prompt also.
5 out of 5 Great ball for smaller hands
My young boy loves playing with this ball as it hones his court dribbling skills and suits his smaller hands better. He still likes playing with a full size 7 but this smaller ball gives him a bit more of an edge against his older brother.
5 out of 5 Ex Div 2 player
I was looking for an outdoor ball that has the correct weight and doesn't feel light like the rubber balls do. This ball feels great (Maybe too good to use outdoors!) and a great price. Also Newitts has always been a fantastic company to get products from.
5 out of 5 Great product
Newitts Verified Purchase (11 Jun 2020)
Can't fault this ball at all. Once inflated it hasn't lost any pressure despite frequent outdoor use. Highly recommended.
5 out of 5 Nice and cheap
Newitts Verified Purchase (5 Jun 2020)
Very good quality. I recommend this ball ??
4 out of 5 Ticks the boxes
Newitts Verified Purchase (18 May 2020)
Cheaper ball was great, but sadly short lived when landing in the roses This has been robust and survived the same problem unscathed for the last month, since purchase. Meets our requirements and worth the bit extra
5 out of 5 Basketball ball
5 out of 5 wilson reaction pro
Newitts Verified Purchase (8 Feb 2019)
This ball is a quality product. It enables my students to have a good feel of the ball, allowing there skills to develop. I would recommend this product 100%