Could Montana High School Basketball Add a Shot Clock?
This could be a huge game changer for Montana basketball and we will have to see if this happens.
406 MT Sports is reporting that the National Federation of High Schools is debating whether or not to approve a shot clock nationwide for high school basketball. This is a rule change that would take place as soon as the 2021-2022 basketball season and could be interesting for Montana.
Montana is one of 42 states that doesn't have a shot clock and this rule change isn't for sure yet. They are still in the proposal process but has a lot of momentum going for the rule change. The biggest proponent behind a shot clock is to have a more fast paced game that would help teams come up with strategies instead of dragging on possessions.
The biggest problem though with the shot clock is the expense. That means every school would have to install a shot clock on both baskets from the biggest schools(AA) all the way down to the small schools(C). Their are so many small schools that would probably have problems making sure the shot clock works with the scoreboard. Plus, the folks who are running the scoreboard would also have get used to making sure to turn on the shot clock when a team gets possession. It's going to be a whole process.
We will find out by next week whether or not the National Federation of High Schools approve shot clocks or not but honestly, Montana should add a shot clock. Montana high school games can be a drag because they can be extremely low scoring and adding a shot clock will make it more exciting. Especially for the student sections to badger the opposing team.
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