BlueDevil4Life2008 26 Report Share Posted March 16 What changes would everyone like to see in high school basketball? As John Marshall has shown, the game is evolving. Sometimes not for the better. But since the VHSL seems to say that what John Marshall is doing is legal (in the latest Richmond Times Dispatch article), it looks as if the talent influx and legal relocation into the state of Virginia isn't going to stop anytime soon. So what would you like to see different in high school basketball? I have some proposals: 1. Move the 3point line to 22 ft. 1 3/4 inches to match the men's and women's college game. Put an emphasis on coaches to coach players and develop them to take the mid range shots. If player's aren't able to shoot the 3 from this distance, it will definitely show up and force coaching to develop the mid range game. Also when games are played on college courts there will not be as much of a difference in the three point lines. 2. Do away with quarters and institute two halves of play. Many teams now play supers and as we know the games sometime take forever. Eliminate some of the breaks. Play two 16 minutes halves so that the flow of the game doesn't go uninterrupted. Give each coach 2 full time outs and 2 30 second timeouts each half. To use how they like. If they don't use them, they lose them. They then get two more full timeouts and two more 30 sec timeouts in the second half. 3. I am 50 percent on the shot clock. I feel that not all schools are equipped to handle the shot clock. I believe once all of the small Southwest Virginia schools become consolidated as well as rural schools throughout the state and the gyms/arenas are able to handle the new technology then I believe that the state of Virginia should go to a shot clock. Make the game quicker and put some responsibility in the hands of the players. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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