In this week's edition, assistant director Mark Uyl explains why Michigan, and many other states, have chosen to not adopt a shot clock for basketball.
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Below is this week's segment – Why No Shot Clock - Listen
One of the more hotly debated topics in world of high school basketball over the last six or seven years has been the topic of the shot clock. There are some parts of the country that advocate the use of a shot clock. However, Michigan along with many of the other Midwest states, have opposed adding the shot clock to high school basketball.
One reason is the feedback we get from our basketball coaches that the shot clock is not needed or necessary. That by adding this new rule, it would not improve or increase the level of play at the high school level. Plus, there are logistical considerations at all schools, that if we used the shot clock would have to have personnel to run that equipment correctly.
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