(6-24-20) Yesterday the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State Executive Committee approved a proposal for a gradual implementation of the 30-second shot clock in state high school basketball games.

GHSA shot clock approved

The plan will be phased in over three years. During the 2020-21 season, the shot clock will be used only in specific holiday tournament and showcase games. In year two, regions can choose to use the 30-second clock. In 2022-23, the shot clock is mandatory for all GHSA-governed schools.

Georgia becomes the tenth state to vote in a shot clock for high schools statewide.

A shot clock was used at a few high school exhibition games in Georgia as an experiment last season.

In a video posted to his Twitter account, University of Georgia and former Indiana University men’s basketball head coach Tom Crean advocated for the shot clock to be implemented in the state.

Crean also attended the meeting in support of the shot clock.