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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Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby PerryChicker » March 2nd, 2018, 11:15 am

Not necessarily 30 seconds. It could be longer.  Or a stalling warning followed by forfeiture of the ball?



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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby 12HankQB » March 2nd, 2018, 11:19 am

If you've ever played against Ridgeway, you'll say yes.
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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby konjo78 » March 2nd, 2018, 11:36 am

In wash state they have a 35 second shotclock and the games feel a lot smoother. I say yes

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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby knowitall » March 2nd, 2018, 11:43 am

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

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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby Crimson's Ghost » March 2nd, 2018, 11:50 am

They have them in a lot of other states. I don’t ever hear anyone about complaining. I think they’re like 40 seconds. So it’s more of a Measure to prevent teams from stalling. Most teams probably won’t use all 40 seconds anyway.

I don’t think it’s entirely necessary, I don’t think stalling is all that widespread across the state.

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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby CCDevil2012 » March 2nd, 2018, 12:48 pm

Under the current rules, a ball handler could stand in the corner being shield by all 4 teammates and the other team could do nothing but foul. I know it's not common to stall an entire game, but stalling with a lead for 2+ minutes is fairly common and my least favorite part of the HS game

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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby GoldenRamsFAN » March 2nd, 2018, 12:53 pm

Yes CC used to do that all the time when they played Johnstown  =))

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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby PerryChicker » March 2nd, 2018, 1:22 pm

Currently 8 states use a shot clock per MaxPreps

http://www.maxpreps.com/news/pewg4MbmGk ... coring.htm

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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby konjo78 » March 2nd, 2018, 1:56 pm

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

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Re: Does highschool need a shot clock?

Postby Sykotyk » March 2nd, 2018, 1:59 pm

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.


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