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NFHS Approves Shot Clock For High School Basketball; Will Illinois Adopt It?

“Biggest rule change since three-point line and arguably ever?”
That quote can be attributed to Pat Woods the head boys basketball coach at St. Charles Ill. (East). He and several of his colleagues helped present the idea of implementing a shot clock for high schools to the National Federation of High Schools earlier this spring.
The NFHS has approved the shot clock for all high school games beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. It is not a mandated rule but rather today’s announcement paves the way for individual state association adoption.
“This is definitely the right decision by the NFHS,” said Collinsville boys basketball coach Darin Lee. “Now it is up to the IHSA to follow up and mandate a shot clock for Illinois. To my knowledge, the US is the only country in the world that does not have a shot clock for ages 15-18. That has never made sense to me.”
The NFHS guidelines state there must be two shot clocks at both ends of the floor and that a different sounding horn than the game clock be used to signify a shot clock violation.

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