Does highschool need a shot clock?

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Does highschool basketball need a shot clock?

Poll ended at March 12th, 2018, 12:15 pm

yes
14
56%
no
10
40%
stalling warning
1
4%
 
Total votes: 25

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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby konjo78 » March 2nd, 2018, 2:04 pm

Sykotyk wrote:Cost of adding a shot clock to a gym and then running it, fairly, is a potential issue. Especially at the 2A/1A level.

Just let the ref warn a team that they're stalling (i.e., not passing or moving the ball around unimpeded), and within 5 seconds or so someone else isn't passed the ball or taken a shot, you lose it.

Not sure if this is really the case. Almost every scoreboard has a shotclock feature in it already.



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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby Crimson's Ghost » March 2nd, 2018, 2:08 pm

Shotclocks typically sit above the basket, it would likely be a small issue in some cases.

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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby PerryChicker » March 2nd, 2018, 2:17 pm

konjo78 wrote:My challenge to some of you guys watching games this weekend, just use a stop watch to track average time per possession.

Interested to see what it looks like

Excellent idea.

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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby lgb87cape » March 2nd, 2018, 2:34 pm

No. The games are fast enough they're only 8 minute quarters.  Move the 3 pt. shot to college distance. 

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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby Baller21 » March 2nd, 2018, 2:44 pm

If a team plays good man to man D how can a team hold the ball for an extended period of time? Opposite view if you are much slower team sitting in 2-3 zone that gives you advantage why can’t a faster team stall and make the defense step out and work harder?

Fewest possession possible with a shot clock of :40 is 48. Is there really games that have less possession then that without a shot clock? If so what percentage?

There is 50 other things high school basketball in PA that needs fixed before shot clock.


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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby PerryChicker » March 2nd, 2018, 3:34 pm

There is also a difference between actually freezing the ball and methodically working the ball until a player spots a breakdown in the defense to exploit.  To handle the ball that long is risky. Its a high risk offense seeking a high percentage shot whereas an up tempo style is low risk often times settling for a lower percentage shot. Some find it more difficult to watch because they're naturally watching the ball. If the focus is on spotting the defense falter, it can be more interesting. 

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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby Wrasslerfan » March 2nd, 2018, 5:08 pm

knowitall wrote:I’m going to say no.  Most teams aren’t disciplined enough to hold the ball for long periods of time.  

thats a little vague!!
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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby IHeartFootball2 » March 2nd, 2018, 5:30 pm

I’m sure Penns Valley coach would vote no to the shot clock. Lol

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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby FunFacts » March 2nd, 2018, 6:08 pm

Sykotyk wrote:Cost of adding a shot clock to a gym and then running it, fairly, is a potential issue. Especially at the 2A/1A level.

Just let the ref warn a team that they're stalling (i.e., not passing or moving the ball around unimpeded), and within 5 seconds or so someone else isn't passed the ball or taken a shot, you lose it.

There is already a 5 second call as long as they are being guarded. Any other 5 second call is just more on the refs plate.  Some of them have hard enough time just controlling a regular game.  Might be too much on their plate. 

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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby knowitall » March 2nd, 2018, 6:47 pm

Wrasslerfan wrote:
knowitall wrote:I’m going to say no.  Most teams aren’t disciplined enough to hold the ball for long periods of time.  

thats a little vague!!

Someone will get an itchy trigger finger and chuck up a three or turn the ball over or a foul will be committed.  I don’t think a shot clock is necessary at this level.


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