Shot Clock For High School

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    I love high school basketball and attend a fair amount of games. Rarely am I at a game where a shot clock is needed because of stall ball. The vast majority of games are exciting without one.

    Although I think it's a longshot to happen for a variety of reasons, my personal preference would be for a 45 second shot clock. This gives the offense plenty of time to operate without rushing. It also rewards good defense more immediately.

    College had it right with the longer shot clock. It seems a little rushed to me with the shorter clock.
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    There already is a shot clock -of sorts - 4 times a game, at the end of every quarter. Take the last 30 seconds of each quarter and that's what the game would look like with a shot clock. A team usually turns the ball over or throws up a last second prayer 9 out of 10 times when they hold for the last shot.

    Shooting percentages are down and horrible, ill-advised shots are way, way up. A shot clock would make both go in even more of an opposite direction. People who think that high schools need shot clocks are the same ones who think that everybody can afford them, everybody has qualified people willing to operate them every game, that scoring would increase and that everybody wants to be the coach at their school.

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