MSHSL approves adding 35-second shot clock to varsity basketball
Thursday, the Minnesota State High School League board unanimously approved the use of a 35-second shot clock for boys and girls varsity basketball.
The change goes into effect for the 2023-24 season. It is only mandated for varsity games.
The Vote Is In— John Millea (@MSHSLjohn) December 2, 2021
By unanimous voice vote, #mshsl board approves use of shot clocks, beginning with the 2023-24 girls and boys basketball season. https://t.co/Yo9xE6to5y
According to tweets from one of the MSHSL media specialists attending the board meeting today, feedback from a survey to MSHSL member schools about shot clocks revealed that 18% of schools already have them, 26% say they could have them in place by the 2022-23 season and 31% say they could have them installed by 2023-24 season.
Additionally, there was a concern from 67% of schools about finding and training shot clock operators, as well as other costs related to shot clocks.
–67% of Minnesota schools say finding and training quality shot clock operators is a concern. Other concerns: Ongoing cost of shot clock operators 51%, purchase of equipment 50%, Cost/feasibility of installation 50%. https://t.co/9YjVFLkkOD— John Millea (@MSHSLjohn) December 2, 2021
Also addressed at the meeting, is that the majority of the current season state tournaments will happen at Williams Arena at the University of Minnesota due to availability conflicts with Target Center.