5 THINGS TO KNOW: How Could High School Basketball Shooting Clocks Work in Oklahoma? | Local sports




The high school basketball shot clock has sparked much debate and is gaining popularity in the United States. The National Federation of State High School Associations and the Oklahoma High School Activities Association have publicly discussed the matter over the past year.

1 Does the NFHS have rules for a high school shooting timer?

The NFHS has allowed its member associations to implement a 35-second shot clock in their states if they choose to do so by May 12, 2021. However, a national rule requiring a shot clock has not been approved. But if an association decided to set up the shot clock, it would take effect in the 2022-2023 season.

2 How would a high school stopwatch work?

Rule 2-14 states that each state association may adopt a shot clock from the 2022-2023 season. The guidelines include displaying two watches connected to a horn separate from the game clock horn and using another timing device such as a stopwatch in the event of a stopwatch malfunction. The guidelines also allow the shot clock to be corrected only during the timing period in which the error occurred and officials have accurate information regarding the error or malfunction.

3 How many states currently use a high school shooting clock?

Arkansas, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York State, North Dekota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Washington State, and the District of Columbia all currently or have voted for implement the use of shot timers in high school basketball.

4 How much does a stopwatch cost?

Costs can range from $ 2,000 to $ 3,000 if a school has a compatible dashboard. This cost does not include instillation or other expenses such as paying a stopwatch operator.

5 Will OSSAA set up a stopwatch?

Currently, the OSSAA has not voted to set up a stopwatch for the 2022-2023 season. Assistant director David Glover in an interview with The Oklahoman said the subject is trickier than it initially appears.

“I have a lot of mixed emotions about this,” Glover said. “Maybe it’s good for 6A but not for class B. I don’t think there is a right answer for that.”