IHSA rolls out timeline for vote on shot clock in Illinois high school basketball

Adam Duvall
Journal Star

Illinois high school basketball might be ticking down the days until the addition of a shot clock. 

The Illinois High School Association board of directors will wait until June on its official decision regarding shot clock implementation following its monthly board meeting on Monday.

Beginning in the 2022-23 school year, the National Federation of State High School Associations will allow varsity boys and girls basketball games to use shot clocks in games.

More:Shot clocks are now allowed in high school basketball. Are they headed for Illinois?

Last month, the IHSA held town halls and surveyed member schools. The results below are based on 600 schools responding:

  • 19% support a shot clock implementation
  • 47% support the shot clock used experimentally in regular-season tournaments
  • 54% support the IHSA board of directors creating a timeline for future shot clock implementation

The IHSA basketball advisory committee will review the survey at its April 2022 meeting. The IHSA board will then discuss and act on its shot clock implementation plan at the June 2022 meeting.

Background:Has the time come for a shot clock in IHSA basketball?

In other board news, all postseason ticket prices utilizing the GoFan digital ticketing app will increase by a $1. This will eliminate any GoFan convenience fees, and the IHSA will now pay the difference.

Adam Duvall is a Journal Star sports reporter. Email him at aduvall@pjstar.com. Follow him on Twitter @AdamDuvall.