High schools will be allowed to adopt a shot clock for basketball

Each conference to decide whether to have a shot clock

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: The Pima Roughriders pose as the 2A Girls Basketball Champions.

By Jon Johnson


PHOENIX – The Arizona Interscholastic Association has been given the green light to allow high schools to adopt a shot clock in basketball. 

The National Federation of State High School Associations released the news that state associations could adopt their own shot clock rules starting in the 2022-23 school year. 

According to a survey by the AIA, 74 percent of Arizona coaches who responded were in favor of a shot clock, with 70 percent approval from officials, and 54 percent approval from athletic directors.

Each state conference will decide whether to add a shot clock and make a presentation on its decision to the AIA Executive Board. 

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