(12-14-21) The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for its regularly scheduled meeting, which included both virtual and in-person attendance, on Monday, December 13, 2021.
At each meeting of the Board of Directors, there are certain items the Board discusses, but upon which no action is taken, or that action may not be required. The following is a report of those items from the December 13, 2021, agenda:
The Board discussed the implementation of a shot clock in varsity boys and girls basketball. The NFHS will allow for the usage of a shot clock beginning in 2022-23. The IHSA held discussions and surveyed member school administrators on the shot clock at Town Hall meetings in November. The survey results, based on 600 schools responding (In 2020-21, 649 IHSA schools participated in boys basketball and 608 in girls basketball), were as follows:
- Nineteen percent (19%) of the respondees supported implementing the shot clock in 2022-23.
- Forty-seven percent (47%) of the respondees supported using the shot clock experimentally at regular-season tournaments in 2022-23.
- Fifty-four percent (54%) of the respondees supported the Board developing a timeline to implement the shot clock in the future.
The Basketball Advisory Committee will review the survey information in April. The Board will discuss the shot clock again at their meeting in June, where they are expected to take action to provide further direction on a shot clock plan.