Shot Clock Could (Finally) Be Coming To High School Hoops

High school basketball may soon be like the NBA and college game, giving players just 24 or 30 seconds to shoot.

Actually, in the case of high school hoops, the possible shot clock would be set at 35 seconds. The proposed idea was approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations on Wednesday.

Now, that doesn’t mean every state actually has to use the shot clock. It’s optional, since the proposal to make it a national mandate did not pass.

Per the NFHS, states are able to adopt a shot clock in the 2022-23 season, should they meet a certain criteria.

“Guidelines include displaying two timepieces that are connected to a horn that is distinctive from the game-clock horn, and using an alternative timing device, such as a stopwatch at the scorer’s table, for a shot clock malfunction,” the NFHS wrote in a statement.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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