Defend the Hill
Exactly my only reasoning for a shot clock in HS @CDRam84, “it would eliminate deliberately holding the ball longer to preserve a lead.”Average time of a possession is terribly flawed…fast breaks…turnovers …offensive rebounds skew the number….to get an accurate picture you would need to graph it and calculate the standard deviation…identify the outliers…or much more simply eliminate the outliers and average the time of possession in a half court set…my guess is 30 seconds…maybe 35…so a shot clock would not effect average half court possessions much…it would eliminate deliberately holding the ball longer to preserve a lead. The 2 games I saw in Ithica, NY were both final scores in the 50’s.
Obviously others disagree, but being down 10 with 3:30 left in a game should not automatically lead to a loss. That’s a lot of time left in a game.