What year did college basketball start using the shot clock?

Answer According to the 2009-2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Record Book, the 45-second shot clock was first used in men's college basketball during the 1985-1986 season. The shot clock was later shortened to ... Read More »

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When does the shot clock start in basketball?

According to the South Dakota High School Activities Association, a shot clock begins "when a player inbounds, legally touches or is touched by the ball on a throw-in, or when a team initially gain... Read More »

How many seconds are there on an Olympic basketball shot clock?

Olympic rules for both men and women's basketball involve a shot clock that allows the offensive side to have 24 seconds in which to shoot the ball. If a team fails to shoot the ball within the all... Read More »

How long is the NBA shot clock?

The National Basketball Association shot clock allots the offensive team 24 seconds in which to shoot the ball at the opposing basket. The 24-second shot clock came into being in 1954; the clock pr... Read More »

When was the short basketball clock invented?

The NBA instituted the 24-second shot clock after the 1953-1954 season to stop teams from holding the ball as soon as they gained the lead. The shot clock was invented by Danny Biasone, then-owner ... Read More »