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
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4%
 
Total votes: 25

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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby knowitall » March 2nd, 2018, 6:50 pm

Instead of a shot clock i’d Rather see the three point line be erased.



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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby pahoops » March 2nd, 2018, 6:58 pm

Yes. And I thought this before Bellwood played Blairsville. My question, what's the real benefit to NOT having a shot clock?

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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby pahoops » March 2nd, 2018, 7:32 pm

Don't get me wrong, Coach McGinnis is a great coach and his players are unbelievably disciplined. A shot clock would improve the flow of the game. IMO

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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby LoneRanger » March 2nd, 2018, 9:41 pm

I think they should have a shot clock in high school. I have been to several games at Kiski Prep and they utilize a 30 second shot clock and it gives the game better flow. You can't sit on the ball for 50 seconds to 1 minute and slow it down. It also rewards the defense for playing hard and forcing a bad shot as the clock expires. Slowing the game down like some teams do, is like watching paint dry. Not fan of 35-32 final scores.

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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby LoneRanger » March 2nd, 2018, 9:45 pm

knowitall wrote:Instead of a shot clock i’d Rather see the three point line be erased.

I don't agree with this at all.  The 3 point line forces teams to have to move out of the paint and open up the middle.  In addition it is the great equalizer.  If you don't have the size to compete against a 6'10 kid that 3 point shot is a great equalizer .

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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby Crimson's Ghost » March 2nd, 2018, 9:49 pm

The 3-point shot is the safest thing in basketball, it's never going anywhere.

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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby DragonsDoExist » March 2nd, 2018, 9:51 pm

Crimson's Ghost wrote:The 3-point shot is the safest thing in basketball, it's never going anywhere.


Like LeBron said..."Chicks dig the long ball."


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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby konjo78 » March 2nd, 2018, 9:53 pm

The 3 point line should be moved back in all levels of play. Teams are shooting/making more 3s than 2 point buckets. That is a sign a change has to be made

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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby Colonel Mustard » March 2nd, 2018, 10:43 pm

I haven't seen any teams stall, but I've seen a few up-tempo games that were painful to watch. Kids out of control, forcing bad shots, and even worse passes. And constant fouling, called and not called. Its ugly basketball. Not a fan of watching teams chuck 3 after 3. Can't anyone shoot a mid-range jumper?

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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby CCDevil2012 » March 3rd, 2018, 9:31 am

konjo78 wrote:The 3 point line should be moved back in all levels of play. Teams are shooting/making more 3s than 2 point buckets. That is a sign a change has to be made


The only problem is you already have small gyms such as conemaugh township where you have about 12" of space between out of bounds and the 3 point line. That, and most HS teams probably only shoot about 30-35% from beyond the arc compared to 35-40% for D1 schools. Then you have Steph Curry who probably is 70% from the half court line (exaggeration). If you move it back, you'd see an initial dip in percentages, but with practice I think it would go back to what it was. 


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