Shot Clock Coming To Iowa High School Basketball

August 10, 2021 8:56am

Iowa is a shot-clock state. At least it’s going to be.

The Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union will announce separately Tuesday morning that a 35-second shot clock will be employed in boys’ and girls’ basketball beginning with the 2022-23 season.

The IGHSAU’s advisory committee OKed the change at a meeting last month. The IHSAA followed suit in a meeting Sunday.

This will be a varsity only endeavor for now.

The National Federation of State High School Associations decided in a mid-May meeting that shot clocks would be permissible by state association adoption. Iowa is adopting them.