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GHSA approves basketball shot clock

30 second clock will be phased in over next three seasons
The Tigers beat Therell 69-65 to claim the GHSA Class AA state championship Thursday in Macon.
The Tigers beat Therell 69-65 to claim the GHSA Class AA state championship Thursday in Macon.(WTOC)
Published: Jun. 23, 2020 at 11:50 PM EDT
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THOMASTON, Ga. (WTOC) - High school basketball in Georgia will see a change many coaches have been asking for.

The GHSA Executive Committee approved a shot clock for high school basketball games Tuesday. The 30 second clock will be phased in over the next three seasons.

Year One (2020-2021 season): Shot clock used only in approved Holiday Tournaments and Showcase games. Not allowed in region games or post season games.

Year Two (2021-2022 season): Shot clock used in approved tournaments and showcase games. Also used in region play as a region decision.

Year Three (2022-2023 season): Shot clock used in all varsity games including the State Playoffs.

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