NCHSAA To Consider 35-Second Shot Clock

November 28, 2022 / Athletic AdministrationBasketballCoaching
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) board of directors is considering phasing in a shot clock for high school basketball during their meeting this week.

Under the proposed plan, submitted by the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association (NCBCA), a 35-second shot clot will be adopted over a three-year period beginning as early as the 2023-24 season.

nchsaaA recent article from detailed how the NCHSAA may implement a shot clock in high school basketball if approved.

Below is an excerpt from the article.

If the plan is passed, the shot clock would be allowed in non-conference games and during in-season tournaments and showcases, if participating teams agreed to use it, however, it would not be required. The shot clock would not be used in the first year’s conference games or the state playoffs.

In the second year, conferences would be allowed to adopt the shot clock if all conference members agreed, but it still would not be required.

However, in year three, the shot clock would become mandatory and would be included during state playoff competitions.

The phased-in approach would allow schools the opportunity to try the shot clock, experiment with best practices, and allows a three-year period for schools to prepare for the financial investment. The NCHSAA estimates implementing the shot clock would cost between $3,000 and $4,000 per school, plus the cost of an additional clock operator for each game.

Over the last few years, the NCBCA has conducted surveys of its membership to determine the level of support for a shot clock. Support has grown among basketball coaches in North Carolina, and in the most recent survey, less than a quarter of high school basketball coaches opposed the implementation of the shot clock.

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