Shot Clock For High School

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    Shot Clock For High School

    I have not seen a thread on this maybe I've over looked. Is or when will high school basketball go to having a shot clock, and how do you feel about having a shot clock agree disagree?
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    Money will always be the issue and reason there aren't shot clocks.

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    Never. Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Money will always be the issue and reason there aren't shot clocks.
    So true, but there needs to be a resolution for it as high school basketball has become stale and kids need to be empowered to make a move and not have to wait for the coach to call out a play every time down the floor. No kid, fan, or parent wants to be part of a game that has final scores in the 30's. Basketball should be a fast paced game and a shot clock will help with that.

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    40 seconds

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    I think there should be a shot clock for sure. Nobody wants to watch games played in the 30's and 40's. The coaches and players would have to adjust for sure and it would create more exciting basketball IMO. Atleast a 36 sec clock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
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    I would take this, but prefer 35 seconds.

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    I hope that it never happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Money will always be the issue and reason there aren't shot clocks.
    No doubt. This reason alone is why I don't have much passion around the issue. It's nearly impossible to make happen at this current time.

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    Just kidding. But like said above money will be the issue. Cost of the clocks and installation, someone to run it, etc. Clock keepers have already got enough to keep up with. Some also keep book.

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    No, cost and logistics of just running it would be a nightmare. I'm all about a fast paced, up and down game and teach that style of play, but I also enjoy watching a well coached team run through their offense, making their cuts, screens, etc. That can start to be lost in the college game and especially the pro ranks...take a few seconds, run a couple of cuts/screens in the offense, don't get anything last few seconds of the possession become 1 on 1, get a shot up. High school ball isn't broke, it doesn't need fixing.

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    Just a thought . . . What if a 35 or 40 second shot clock were implemented in the regional & state tourneys (larger facilities). Then, during the regular season the home team could opt to have it. (as long as they were consistent all year)

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    I agree money is 99% of the reason. The thing I hate to see is a team gets up by 5 10 points late in a game or any time during the game for that matter and the kid stands at the top and holds the ball to run time off or until hes fouled. To me and I may be crazy that is playing not to lose instead of playing to win if that makes sense to you all. I think the shot clock would be good all around money not being the issue.

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    This makes me think of play clocks that are used in football. A lot of schools don't have them on the football fields because they can't afford them. It would be impossible to enforce without creating a logistics problem unless KHSAA paid for every school to have a shot clock. If that happened then football will want the KHSAA to pay for every football field to have a play clock on the field.

    We can't even get every football field to have lights let alone play clocks.

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    Most teams that score in the 30s and 40s do so because they are not talented. Doesn't have to do with holding the ball.

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