The Eight Best Basketball Hoops for 2020

Keep the game going at home with a top-rated portable, in-ground or mounted basketball hoop.

Nothing beats having your own personal basketball hoop at home. From neighborhood pickup games to family games of HORSE, a home basketball hoop can provide years of fun and a lifetime of memories. If you’re thinking about adding a hoop at your home, start your search with this list of the top-rated portable, in-ground and mounted basketball hoops currently available at DICK’S Sporting Goods. Whether you need a hoop for serious competition or an affordable option for family fun, you’ll find a great fit in this collection.

Best Basketball Hoops for 2020

1. Lifetime 52″ Steel-Framed Shatterproof Portable Basketball Hoop

With over 300 four- and five-star reviews, this Lifetime hoop is the top-rated portable basketball hoop available at DICK’S. The polycarbonate backboard offers a professional look and shatter-resistant durability, while the Slam-It Rim features double-compression springs to help withstand dunks and provide true rebounds. One of the best features on this hoop is the user-friendly Power Lift function that lets you adjust the height anywhere from 7 1/2′ to 10′ in just seconds.

Key Features
  • Backboard Size: 52″
  • Backboard Material: Polycarbonate
  • Adjustable Height Range: 7 1/2′ to 10′
  • Base Size: 35 gallons 

Shop the Lifetime 52″ Steel-Framed Shatterproof Portable Basketball Hoop.

2. Goaliath 60″ In-Ground Basketball Hoop with Yard Defender

This hoop is legit. The tempered-glass backboard provides an arena-like look and performance, and the two-piece, powder-coated steel pole helps ensure exceptional stability and durability. The hoop also includes a pole pad to help provide protection plus Yard Defender netting to help keep the ball from rolling away.

Key Features
  • Backboard Size: 60″
  • Backboard Material: Tempered glass
  • Adjustable Height Range: 7 1/2′ to 10′

Shop the Goaliath 60″ In-Ground Basketball Hoop with Yard Defender.

3. Spalding Beast 60″ Glass Portable Basketball Hoop

The Beast is our best portable hoop for serious players. The large, 60″ backboard is made with tempered glass to give you gym-level quality at home, while the 50-gallon base can be filled with water or sand to help provide incredible stability during play. The Beast also features multi-wheel castors and a built-in handle that can help make moving the hoop simple. And, if you have young players at home, you can use the included screwjack to adjust the height between 7 1/2′ and 10′.

Key Features
  • Backboard Size: 60″
  • Backboard Material: Tempered glass
  • Adjustable Height Range: 7 1/2′ to 10′
  • Base Size: 50 gallons

Shop the Spalding Beast 60″ Glass Portable Basketball Hoop.

4. Goaliath 50” GoTek Portable Basketball Hoop

The Goaliath 50″ GoTek is a customer favorite for several reasons. First off, the GoTek is known for being easy to assemble compared to other portable hoops. Customers note that the parts are clearly marked and well organized, and the instructions are easy to follow. The sturdy steel frame helps ensure superior stability during play, while the unique Infinity Edge Backboard is made to provide true bounces. The GoTek is also incredibly easy to move, with an ergonomic design that lets you lift and move the hoop like a wheelbarrow. You can adjust the hoop in 6″ increments from 7 1/2′ to 10′.

Key Features
  • Backboard Size: 50″
  • Backboard Material: Acrylic
  • Adjustable Height Range: 7 1/2′ to 10′
  • Base Size: 25 gallons

Shop the Goaliath 50″ GoTek Portable Basketball Hoop.

5. Goalrilla 60″ In-Ground Basketball Hoop

The Goalrilla 60″ In-Ground Hoop features a one-piece, powder-coated pole for extreme durability. The tempered glass backboard is 3/8″ thick to help provide premium performance with minimum vibration. The height adjusts from 7 1/2′ to 10′ to suit almost all ages. If you’re looking for gym quality, this hoop is a great choice.

Key Features
  • Backboard Size: 60″
  • Backboard Material: Tempered glass
  • Adjustable Height Range: 7 1/2′ to 10′

Shop the Goalrilla 60″ In-Ground Basketball Hoop.

6. Lifetime Youth Portable Basketball Hoop

The Lifetime Youth Portable Basketball Hoop is our top pick for young kids. You can adjust the height of the telescoping pole from 5 1/2′ to 7 1/2′ in six-inch increments to give young shooters the chance to hone their skills on a real hoop. The polyethylene backboard is perfect for kids and the high-density design is built to withstand harsh weather. At 15″, the rim is a bit smaller than those on regulation models, but it is large enough to fit a regulation ball. That said, your young player may be more comfortable shooting a smaller youth-sized basketball.

Key Features
  • Backboard Size: 32″
  • Backboard Material: Polyethylene
  • Adjustable Height Range: 5 1/2′ to 7 1/2′
  • Base Size: 10 gallons 

Shop the Lifetime Youth Portable Basketball Hoop.

7. Goaliath 54″ In-Ground Basketball Hoop

This 54″ hoop from Goaliath is the most affordable in-ground system on our list, providing exceptional performance and long-lasting durability. The tempered-glass backboard offers a pro-style look and is reinforced with steel along the entire perimeter for maximum rim support. The two-piece, powder-coated steel pole is made to be resistant to corrosion and UV rays, helping to keep the hoop looking like new. Customers also note how easy it is to adjust the height between 7 1/2′ and 10′.

Key Features
  • Backboard Size: 54″
  • Backboard Material: Tempered glass
  • Adjustable Height Range: 7 1/2′ to 10′

Shop the Goaliath 54″ In-Ground Basketball Hoop.

8. Goalsetter 54″ Fixed Height Baseline Glass Blackboard and HD Breakaway Rim

This 54″ mounted hoop from Goalsetter will make the perfect addition to your home. The backboard is made with tempered glass to provide gym-quality performance, while the durable, breakaway rim is built to withstand thunderous dunks. The steel anchor frame is designed to provide a secure hold you can trust for years.

Key Features
  • Backboard Size: 54″
  • Backboard Material: Tempered glass

Shop the Goalsetter 54” Fixed Height Baseline Glass Blackboard and HD Breakaway Rim.

Still not sure which hoop is right for your home? Learn more with our basketball hoop buying guide.