Top Five Indoor Basketballs

Updated: Feb 17

If you are an aspiring basketball player or have dreams of one day 'being like mike' then you're going to need to invest some money in a quality indoor basketball to get your work in with. In this blog, we will break down the top 5 indoor basketballs that will allow you to get the most out of your workouts!

#5 - The Rock

The Rock Basketball

This 100% leather basketball is a solid all-around product. Although it's not made by a big company like Wilson or Spalding, this basketball competes with the best of them. It is tied for the best indoor basketball by Hoopsfiend and it has many great customer reviews. The Rock basketball is made with and 100% nylon wound to create a better grip for the ball, and it is reinforced with a double-ply butyl bladder for extra strength. This ball is very durable as it's made of a patented sponge rubber that makes it extremely scuff resistant and great for ball handling. Each The Rock basketball is priced at around $50.

Feel: 7/10

Look: 7/10

Game Usage Rate: 4/10

Price: 9/10

Overall Quality: 7/10

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#4 - Nike Elite

Nike Elite Basketball

This ball is an extremely affordable and reliable option. Its Faux Leather (16%) and Rubber (84$) exterior give it a unique feel. This ball had all-court versatility so, although it's primarily an indoor ball, it wouldn't hurt to use it outdoors every now and then. The molded design and deep channels increase ball-handling ability and allow you to get more out of your workouts. It also had an outstanding grip and is made with a non-slip surface. Each Elite basketball is sold at about $40.

Feel: 8/10

Look: 8/10

Game Usage Rate: 4/10

Price: 10/10

Overall Quality: 7.5/10

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#3 - Baden Elite

Baden Elite Basketball

The Baden Elite Perfection Game Ball is a top choice among great ballplayers. Its made of a game-quality microfiber cover material that provides high tack grip. Baden isn't the most widely known name in the world of basketball, but this ball sure does compete against the big brands. The ball has deep grooves in the seems that make it great for shooting and ball handling. Each Baden Elite ball goes for about $70.

Feel: 9/10

Look: 7/10

Game Usage Rate: 3/10

Price: 7/10

Overall Quality: 8/10

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#2 - Wilson Evolution

Wilson Evolution Basketball

Wilson is widely known amongst the basketball community as the best basketball-making company. From middle school to the NBA, and everywhere in between, Wilson basketballs are used in-game. The Wilson Evolution is one of two balls that Wilson produces that are the most popular. The "Evo" is made of a premium microfiber composite that enhances all aspects of ball-handling and shooting. This ball also has a glossy orange look to it that makes it look brilliant while it's being used on the court. It runs at about $70.

Feel: 9/10

Look: 9.5/10

Game Usage Rate: 8/10

Price: 8/10

Overall Quality: 9/10

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#1 - Wilson NCAA Game Ball

Wilson NCAA Basketball

Coming in the first place is the Wilson NCAA Official Game Ball. This ball is the most widely used ball in organized competition and for many reasons. It has a moisture-absorbing cover that allows it to have ultimate grip in playing conditions. The pebbles and seems are deep and precise which gives the ball-handler extreme control over the ball. The cushion core carcass gives a soft feel with extreme grip. This ball is approved by the NCAA and NFHS. It costs about $80.

Feel: 10/10

Look: 10/10

Game Usage Rate: 10/10

Price: 8/10

Overall Quality: 10/10

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