Is a shot clock coming?

Published 9:16 am Thursday, November 11, 2021

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The National Federation of State High School Associations has adopted a policy that would allow individual state associations to implement a 35-second shot clock in high school basketball.
Now the North Carolina High School Athletic Association is looking into the idea. The shot clock would not come any earlier than the 2022-23 school year. Two weeks ago, member schools received a survey from the NCHSAA asking about their level of support for adding a shot clock. The survey asked about implementation strategies as operating the shot clock would be a major job. Adding a shot clock would require an affirmative vote from the NCHSAA Board of Directors.
Count Davie boys coach Bruce Wallace firmly in the “yes” category.
“I definitely think there should be a shot clock,” he said. “It would speed the game up. It would stop teams from sitting there and trying to have a four-minute possession and trying to make the score 40-30. That’s not basketball. I want to get up and down the floor.”