WIAA board votes down shot clock

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WBAY) - The WIAA Board of Control decided not to implement a change that would have added a shot clock to high school basketball games.

The timer is designed to increase a game's pace and scoring. The offensive team would have to attempt a shot in 35 seconds.

At a meeting Friday morning in Stevens Point, administrators and coaches from various schools weighed in on the issue.

Board of Control President Scott Winch said the concerns they raised led the board to its decision.

"There's cost. I think there's training. I think my big thing would be the training of the officials and training of an operator. I think that could be done, but I think right now, as we've heard from our membership, it's just not the right time to be implementing this."

It's not clear when the board may revisit the idea of adding a shot clock.

It's possible the board may consider introducing it later with a slow implementation or pilot program.

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