4-17-18 – Update on Shot Clock – 315pm
In reply to SSN email-
Matt Troha, Illinois High School Association, Assistant Executive Director
The NFHS committee did not end up making a shot clock recommendation, so it won’t happen next year.
(4-16-18) In a Belleville News-Democrat story today Kurt Gibson, associate executive director of the Illinois High School Association said the IHSA was contacted by the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) recently and informing the association about what basketball rule changes have been approved by the rules committee for the 2018-19 season, more likely in 2019-20 season.
Gibson told BDN in the story:
“If I was a betting guy, I would expect the shot clock to come out of that committee, to be approved for ’18-’19.”
“It might make a little more sense to wait for ’19-’20. We would be rushing ourselves to make it happen for next (season).”
Gibson told BDN he emailed 443 coaches earlier this year about the shot clock, 222-221 against the measure.
Illinois neighbor Wisconsin who had approved the shot clock for the future, rescinded that approval just before the start of this school year.
The shot clock would most likely be 35 seconds.