Basketball is one of most well-known sports and has been part of the Pan American Games since its first edition. Basketball 5x5 and 3x3 are played on half-courts and points are scored in a single basket. This sport is fast and demands great resistance and technique from its players.
Similar to volleyball, basketball began at the YMCA, a university in the US. It gets its name from the melon baskets that were originally used to play the sport.