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LeBron James Demands Shot Clock for High School Basketball

By Mark Perez

The installation of a shot clock in high school basketball has been a topic of debate for years and NBA superstar LeBron James decided to chime in on the discussion.

The King responded to a video that surfaced of an OHSAA Division IV Sectional final between Russia and Jackson Center of a Russia High School player holding on to a basketball in the front-court.

The camera then rotated to the scoreboard that indicated the game was in the second quarter with over five minutes remaining with the score 2-6. I assure you, this is not a typo.

Jackson Center defeated Russia 24-12 to move on to the District semifinal to face Troy Christian on Feb. 29.

The surfaced video has sparked some Twitter outrage by people including James.

The OHSAA has not seriously considered the installation of a shot clock and it doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon.

Meanwhile, at least eight states have installed shot clocks in their state’s athletic association.

LeBron James knows what it’s like to play in the OHSAA, as he was a former basketball and football player for St. Vincent-St. Mary. He won three state championships for the Fighting Irish before making the jump to the NBA.

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  1. Tim

    February 29, 2020 at 7:07 am

    Sorry, LeBron and Romeo are wrong on this. They played on some of the most elite teams in Ohio history. At the HS level not all teams or programs are created equal. It’s significantly different at the college and pro levels.

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