@mandyeats - Rim height is a big deal for kid’s basketball these days. Depending on how old your son is he might play on an 8’, 9’, or 10’ goal when he plays in leagues or on school teams. If he is going to play on a team ask how high the rim will be. If he is young enough and the rim should only be at 9’ or 8’ then you should consider getting a hoop that is adjustable. These are, of course, more expensive. But it really helps a kid learn to shoot if they are shooting at the right height of goal.