(1-21-22) The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Board of Control conducted its fourth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2021-22 academic year on Wednesday at the KHSAA Office.
One of the items the board considered was survey results from the membership about the potential implementation of a statewide shot clock. NFHS rules changes for this season permitted states to adopt the shot clock on a state-by-state basis beginning with the 2022-23 season. The KHSAA found that membership does not favor the adoption by any form of plurality or majority. The survey was conducted using the Board of Control election system in order to restrict each school to one vote and not to collect individual school responses.
KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett said –
“When the NFHS made its rule change, the Rules Committee contemplated this exact scenario. Any consideration of the shot clock should be reviewed by its member schools in each state association and allow those states to decide which route to take on this rule. This is certainly not the end of shot clock discussion, but at least for 2022-23, the Board agreed the support simply was not there. It is a much bigger issue than just a few blowout games or situations. Our schools are somewhat concerned about the costs, but more importantly, they are concerned with getting reliable game-day staff on a night-in and night-out basis and at all levels of play to manage yet another game management position with the shot clock. We will continue to communicate and gather data from our schools in future years and make decisions based on that data.”