For one more season at least, there will be no nationwide shot clock for high school basketball.
The National Federation of High Schools announced Monday a proposal for a national rule mandating a shot clock as well as a proposal to allow a shot clock by state adoption were not approved.
"Information was given to the Basketball Rules Committee that shared the votes in individual states on how coaches and officials voted in support of or non-support of the shot clock rule," Theresia Wynns, NFHS director of sports and liaison to the Basketball Rules Committee, said in a release.
"The conversation among the committee members explored the pros and cons of enacting the proposal as a rule for all states and likewise for state adoption. The committee will continue to explore the shot clock issue."
Some rules were updated.
One dealt with officiating. It was amended to clarify an official is not required to provide a warning to a coach before a technical foul is given.
"This amends an existing rule that gave the impression that a warning was a prerequisite to ruling a technical foul," Wynns said. "Using the word 'may' helps one to understand that a warning is only an option."
Another dealt with responsibilities of the timer at the scorer's table regarding when a player fouls out or is injured. A warning signal is now to be sounded to begin a 15-second interval to replace that player. A second warning signal was added when the 15 seconds expires to prepare teams for the start of play.