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Shot clock in HS Ball

There are only 8 States in which a shot clock is being used in High School (California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Rhode Island, Washington) 30-35 seconds for boys and 30 seconds for girls.

I believe there should be a rule into play that all States be required to use a shot clock in High School to prepare the athletes for collegiate play. Without there being a shot clock in other States it his it's advantages on the outcome of games.

What are your thoughts on the shot clock rule?


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I think so too it makes no

I think so too it makes no sense when a game is close and the team can just play hot potato for the final 2 minutes

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I agree

But do you really think some ass-backwards redneck high school from Kentucky is going to support having to buy a shot clock and installing it and that other fancy stuff they don't understand?

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I'm from Mississippi, and I

I'm from Mississippi, and I would have loved to play with a shot clock. My coach was the WORST coach/instructor/teacher I've ever had in anything in my life, so if the other team was up by 5 or so with a couple minutes left, they would always be able to run out the clock because of the crappy traps and presses he thought would work. It makes the game more tense to me

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@ SubZero

What are some examples of the "crappy traps and presses" that he attempted to install?

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Well we almost always did a

Well we almost always did a 1-3-1 halfcourt trap, which barely ever worked. Sometimes our 2-2-1 halfcourt trap would work, but half the time it wouldn't. On our fullcourt presses, they would be standard ones like 2-1-2's and 2-2-1's, but he would put people in the wrong spots for their position and have them covering the wrong spots. He literally knew nothing about teaching basketball

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24 seconds here up in Canada,

24 seconds here up in Canada, same with college. We use FIBA

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I couldn't imagine playing

I couldn't imagine playing without a shot clock. So many times last year our team fought back from 15+ points in the fourth quarter. If this happend without a shotclock could the other team just ride out the lead or what?

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Yep. Unless the other team

Yep. Unless the other team was just unimaginably stupid with the ball, there was almost no way possible to come back

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I live in California but we

I live in California but we played a game in Arizona once. They had a 45 second shot clock and milked it the final 3 minutes of a close game.

I can't imagine how terrible it would be to play a game without a shot clock.

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I remember playig against

I remember playig against teams that stopped playing with about 5 minutes left and dribbled because we were coming back; I started a fight on the court so it worked out.

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I think basketball needs to

I think basketball needs to go to a 24 second shot clock on all levels and 30 second max at the HS and college levels. I think it helps the pace of the game and helps the kids make split decisions. I think it makes the game better and more competitive.

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I've seen plenty of less

I've seen plenty of less talented teams beat teams just simply by slowing the play down by passing it around nonstop avoiding 5 second calls and keeping the ball out of the other team's hands. It makes the games extremely boring and end up very low scoring.

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^No joke. When I was in JV,

^No joke. When I was in JV, our Varsity was playing a team that knew they were gonna get killed by us, so they literally dribbled out the whole 1st quarter. It was pretty funny, but awful to watch

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Well this makes me happy I

Well this makes me happy I played ball in Canada. I could imagine some of you got quite a few techs haha

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I'm called rasheed at one rec

I'm called rasheed at one rec league I played at back in the day.

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Yep, I also think there

Yep, I also think there should be a shot clock in HS, it would prepare kids for college as well.

I remember my HS days, when teams would literally stall ball all game the final score would be like 30-25 lol bunch of BS

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