Spalding Inground Basketball Goals - 88365 54 inch Acrylic Backboard

Spalding Inground Basketball Goals - 88365 54 inch Acrylic Backboard

Retail Price:$599.99
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SKU:88365 by Spalding


The Spalding 88365 acrylic 54 inch backboard in ground system provides many institutional grade features at a fraction of the cost. This model provides you the sturdiness of 4x4 inch square post at the price range of a 3.5" round post. The acrylic backboard material provides a superior rebound to traditional plastic based backboards. Also, this system comes with a backboard pad for added stability and protection against collisions. Just about anyone can have fun using this system by using the U-Turn lift mechanism, which allows you to adjust the rim height anywhere from 7.5 ft. all the way up to regulation height, 10 ft.


Includes the manufacturer's warranty from Spalding - 1 year on all parts but the backboard; 5 years for the backboard.

Please also see our entire line of Spalding Basketball Goals.



  • Backboard dimensions: 54 inches W x 32 inches H.
  • Backboard material: Acrylic Backboard.
  • Acrylic material measures 5/32-inch thick.
  • Comes with an Arena Slam Breakaway Rim.
  • Backboard comes with a board pad for added stability of the system and added protection for players.


  • The pole is a 4x4 inch square post.
  • Pole assembly: 3 pieces.
  • Powder coated steel helps pole resist rusting.
  • Made from 14 gauge steel.
  • Includes ground sleeve for easy installation and removal of the pole in and out of the ground.
  • Pole cap included to help prevent rain water for getting inside pole.
  • Color: black.

Height Adjuster

  • Rim height adjustable from 7.5 ft to 10 ft using the U-Turn mechanism.
  • The U-Turn height adjustment mechanism uses a turn crank.
  • U-Turn has a removable handle to prevent product tampering.

Other Specs and Features:

  • Includes manufacturer warranty; 1 year on parts, 5 years on backboard.
  • Assembly required.
  • Fast shipping: product leaves the warehouse typically within 1 to 2 business days.
  • Ships from warehouse in Alexander City, Alabama.
  • FedEx delivery; no signature required for most deliveries.
  • Shipping weight: about 117 lbs.
  • Shipping dimensions: 55.5 inches x 34.31 inches x 6.75 inches.
5 Stars
awesome goal
this is an awesome setup for the price but you must take the time to install it correctly. After ground sleeve is set in concrete, assemble 3 piece Square pole put back and ground sleeve and run Rebar all the way through bottom to top just short of bolt holes. This makes for a much stiffer pole. Follow directions carefully. I used exactly 1,040 pounds of concrete. 13 eighty pound bags. Rent a portable mixer believe me you will be glad you did! when done properly this unit has a very professional feel to it. My son loves it.
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Reviewed by:  from Tallahassee, FL. on 1/4/2014
5 Stars
Spalding 88365
The quality is just as good as a $1500.00 one! The price was something I could afford and my kids love it!(AFTER I GET A REPLACEMENT BACK BOARD WHICH WAS BROKEN IN SHIPPING) (Updated on 5/29/2013.)
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Reviewed by:  from Huber Heights Oh. on 5/29/2013
4 Stars
Cracked backboard
I ordered two of the in-ground systems and one of the backboards were cracked when I opened up the box. Customer service was not open on Saturday when I called,but I left a message. I hope they will resolve this quickly. (Updated on 3/25/2013.)
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Reviewed by:  from South Jersey. on 3/25/2013
4 Stars
Broken in Box
backboard came in cracked to 2 places. Called customer service which in turn called Spalding to get it replaced and was told they are on back order and it will be mid Feb. before it will be shipped. I know its not Competitive Edge''s fault but not happy with the delay.
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Reviewed by:  from Port Allen, LA. on 1/14/2013
5 Stars
Best goal system for the money
Arrived on front porch exactly as promised and well packed and protected. Very well designed and instructions clear. In ground system is more involved than I expected but not hard if have two people to help with lifting assembled goal system.
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Reviewed by:  from Augusta, GA. on 2/16/2011
5 Stars
good experience
The shopping experience was great!
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Reviewed by:  from Natchez, MS. on 3/12/2010

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