• From KU Sports

    “Think about it,” Self added, “you get across halfcourt, even if you push it up, you are at 20. Now you’ve got 20 seconds to get a shot. It’s not going to be a situation where you come down and set it up. Most teams start scrambling to get a shot with 12, 10 seconds on the clock. You get an offensive rebound (clock re-set to 14), you get it out there, by the time they catch it and square up, there’s 12 on the clock. You’ve got to get another shot immediately. It’s totally different, but one (rule) I think will make us play faster. Hopefully we can convince our guys you can be patient and still get the ball to the second and third side before you look to score.”

    As far as individuals and how they’ve responded to FIBA rules … Self said senior Perry Ellis “has been our best player so far. I think he’s ready to have a breakout type year — a player of the year type year

  • An offensive rebound re-sets the clock to 14 seconds!

    What an incredible coaching challenge. Also in the article, it said that Canada will be working out in Lawrence and that the two teams could scrimmage against each other. None of the Canadians have played in the U.S.

  • @wrwlumpy

    And 30-seconds is a lifetime compared to 24-seconds.

    Even from just lowering it from 35 to 30… in a couple of years we will be watching old game footage and notice how slow the games were. How a couple of players would hold the ball… balls sticking all over the place.

    There is plenty of time to score, even at 24. Watch the NBA and a lot of times the PG will hold the ball for 12 seconds or so before he starts his move, and then the ball might change hands 3 or 4 times before they get off the shot.

    It is time to push college kids to react quicker and to be more in tune to the shot clock and general game reality.

  • #1 thing that Bill Self yells at his team, “DON’T LET THE BALL STICK!”


  • The basketball is also .7 inches larger than the NCAA Reg. Basketball.

  • @wrwlumpy

    “#1 thing that Bill Self yells at his team, “DON’T LET THE BALL STICK!””

    Guys are going to get serious bench time this year for letting the ball stick. This might even equal in importance to defensive intensity as the factor that determines who sits and who plays.

    I know we watched Self turn our team into playing “bad ball” last year. But I don’t think he wants to stay playing bad ball. I think he will hunger for BOTH offense and defense this year. He better… because if we let our offense drag down, with a shorter clock we might dig ourselves into some serious losing ways if we don’t score enough points.

    Self just has to realize that we don’t have to make it a competition based on being a points race. We just need to make sure we can score enough to buffer any type of performance our defense puts out in any given game. And he has to realize that the other team will have something to do with the outcome, too. We will be in games where we play decent defense but teams are just hot on offense. Whether he likes it or not, there will be some games that will become a points race. I’m thinking mostly about ISU…

  • @wrwlumpy

    What is going to determine our Ws and Ls the most this year will be PACE! I’m afraid that the shortened shot clock isn’t going to be kind to Wayne. I think it will be very kind to Devonte. We are going to need a lineup that pushes the pace. Not so much fast break basketball (even though we should do more of it)… just that we push the ball up the court and get into running offense before defenses set. That will be the #1 aspect of Jayhawk basketball this year that will determine if we have a good year or a great year.

    P A C E !

  • @drgnslayr But ISU doesnt have Hoiberg anymore. How will that affect how that team plays?

  • All of our competition have played under these rules for a long time. These teams are going to make us run on defense. It makes sense to substitute freely. We are going to need the Bigs to haul ass on defense. I wonder if Coach has consulted with any of the FIBA coaches for advice?

  • Another difference is that the ball is slightly smaller (1 inch smaller in circumference) which should favor the shooters and ball handlers.

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