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Debate Continues Over Use Of Shot Clock In High School and College

  • Date:
    Apr 20, 2015

The 24-second shot clock was first used in the NBA during the 1954-55 season, and it’s been a big part of the game ever since. A 24-second shot clock has been the norm in international competition since 2000 (FIBA used a 30-second clock from 1956-1999).

In the NCAA, men’s college basketball began using a 45-second shot clock during the 1985-86 season and since the 1993-94 season has used a 35-second clock, while women’s college basketball since 1971-72 has deployed a 30-second clock. The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) does not regulate the use of any shot clock – though eight states have adopted the use of shot clocks for either boys or girls or both.

There has been plenty of debate about the shot clock at all levels. What’s your opinion?

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below, and be sure to vote in our poll – specifically addressing the college game -- on the right side of this page.

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