NFHS BASKETBALL RULES CHANGES

Three existing rules were updated last month by the National Federation of State High School Associations Basketball Rules Committee at its annual meeting. The updates for 2020-21 concern declaring a forfeit of a game, no officials warning prior to a technical foul and the time interval to replace a disqualified or injured player during a game. A complete listing of the changes are available on the NHFS.org website. One rules change that did not recieve approval was for mandating a national or state shot clock rule. The committee did however say they will continue to explore the shot clock issue in the future.