Number three on our list of the best basketballs is the Wilson NCAA Replica Game Basketball. It is designed to mimic the official NCAA tournament basketball.
The ball’s cover is 100% composite leather, which provides precision, bounce consistency, and an excellent grip. The inside is laden with a cushioned carcass made from butyl rubber that gives a soft feel and makes it easier to throw and catch. The ball also feels light on the fingers.
The pebbled and grained accent on the cover is perfect for maintaining a good grip even when your hands are slippery. Simultaneously, the underlayer on the covering provides excellent moisture absorption to keep the surface grippy.
Moreover, this ball is specially designed with women and young players in mind. This demographic finds the official size 7 ball a bit difficult to handle. Hence, this ball has a smaller size, 28.5 inches, easier to use by young boys and girls just starting with the game.
In terms of quality, it is highly resilient to extensive wear and tear. What else do you expect from replica basketballs!
Like other butyl rubber basketballs on our list, this ball also needs extensive breaking in to unlock its best features, particularly its smoothness and softness. The basketball has PSI levels of 7 to 9, which keep its shape intact and allow a good bounce throughout the game.
This composite leather basketball is ideal for those who want to test their basketball skills and up their game. And like any ball of intermediate size, it is good for both outdoor and indoor courts. That said, it is best suited for outdoor play.
So if you’re looking for a basketball that is easier to play with and helps you sharpen your skills, the Wilson NCAA Replica Game Basketball is an amazing choice that you can definitely consider purchasing this year.