The National Federation of State High School Associations Basketball Rules Committee voted Tuesday to reject a proposal to add a shot clock to high school basketball games
"In addition to the fact that there is some concern about the costs associated with the use of a shot clock, the committee also expressed a belief that the game is typically played with an up-tempo style even without a shot clock,” Kent Summers, NFHS director of performing arts and sports, said in a news release. “In addition, the committee believes that coaches should have the option of a slower-paced game if they believe it makes their team more competitive in specific situations."
The committee did approve a rule change that the official scorer must wear a black-and-white vertically striped garment. It had previously just been a recommendation.