NFHS Announces Shot Clock Allowed by State Adoption for High School Basketball in 2022-23

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The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) announced that a 35-second shot clock will be permitted in high school basketball games starting in the 2022-23 school year if adopted by a state association.

The New Mexico Activities Association will discuss the new ruling with its member schools.  “It’s still early in the process and there are a lot of factors to consider, including cost,” said NMAA Executive Director Sally Marquez.  “Ultimately, the decision will be voted on by the Board of Directors after input from athletic directors and administrators.”

Officially, NFHS Rule 2-14 states that each state association may adopt a shot clock beginning in the 2022-23 season — according to guidelines outlined in the Basketball Rules Book — to encourage standardization among states. Guidelines include, but are not limited to, displaying two timepieces that are connected to a horn that is distinctive from the game-clock horn, and using an alternative timing device, such as a stopwatch at the scorer’s table, for a shot clock malfunction.

A complete listing of the basketball rules changes will be available on the NFHS website at Click on “Activities & Sports” at the top of the home page and select “Basketball.”

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