This 5-inch mini basketball has the look, texture and bounce of a full-size ball. It is perfect for teaching young kids basketball basics such as dribbling, shooting and passing. The small size is ideal for little hands, or for use in a dorm room or at the office. This ball makes a great gift idea and can be used with other miniature at-home basketball systems such as SKLZ and Spalding. It is designed for use both inside and outside. The basketball ships in a deflated condition. A needle and pump are included for inflation. The hand-held pump measures 6.5 Inch tall. The inflation needle easily screws into the pump.