Over the weekend at the BCAM Coaches Clinic the shot clock in high school basketball came up during a discussion.
Tom Izzo of Michigan State mentioned that it would be a good idea and I have heard other basketball people say the same.
Here in Michigan, we do not have the shot clock.
Like everything else in society, we all have different opinions. The same can be said for putting in a shot clock.
To me, it doesn’t matter. The game is in great shape. In our league, teams do not sit on the ball; we play. Matter of fact, we would not need a shot clock because we push the ball and look to score quickly.
Not sure what will happen here in Michigan but to me, it doesn’t matter whether we have one or not.
A couple of issues off the top of my head would be where do we get the money to install them when many sports programs around the State are making cuts in their budgets?
Where do we place the clocks? On the floor? On the backboard above the basket?
Also, where do we get someone to keep the clock during the game. It’s not as easy as you think to keep it the clock. Plus we have to pay them for their time.
Shot clock in high school basketball? It really doesn’t matter to me.
Let’s just play!