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3 Point Line Being Moved Back

Jalapeno

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D2 and D3 basketball will not do this until 20-21 due to $$$.

I'm excited about this since this could reduce the reliance on 3 point shots...or maybe not.
 

Scotch

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Good move imo. Opens the lane and stretches a zone d a bit more. We see so many 3's taken and made from that distance anyway.
 

hokiehead

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I suspect the NCAA will move it again in a few years to match the NBA. I was thinking about this the other day, and how over my lifetime, the 3 point line has moved multiple times. Currently the space between the three point line and the sideline is only 3ft in the NBA and many players' shoes take up more than 1/2 this distance.

At some point soon, the court size needs to increase if they keep moving back the 3 pointer.

I couldn't find a source with 2-3 minutes of searching, but I seem to recall that the NBA has a policy requiring teams to get a new arena (or major renovation) every 25 years (exception granted for Madison Square Gardens). I wonder if accommodating a potentially larger court is part of the guidance given to NBA teams when planning new arenas. Would be a much bigger problem at the college level.
 

Scotch

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Another big one....

The panel also approved resetting the shot clock at 20 seconds after a field goal attempt hits the rim and the offensive team rebounds the ball in the front court.

The change is being made to enhance the pace of the game. The committee decided a full 30-second shot clock is not needed because the offensive team is already in the front court after securing the rebound.

This was an experimental rule in the 2019 NIT, as well.
I liked this rule change in the NBA this season.
 

Goose

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Good move imo. Opens the lane and stretches a zone d a bit more. We see so many 3's taken and made from that distance anyway.
You read Kirk Goldsberry's book? I haven't had a chance yet, but heard an interview with him where he suggested not only moving the three point line back, but let's make the lane smaller again. Give big men a little more incentive to be used again. Not the worst idea.
 

Scotch

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You read Kirk Goldsberry's book? I haven't had a chance yet, but heard an interview with him where he suggested not only moving the three point line back, but let's make the lane smaller again. Give big men a little more incentive to be used again. Not the worst idea.
Haven't read it, I'll have to check it out. The NIT used the NBA size lane this year and I didn't see much difference. Maybe spread the floor more than usual, it'd be interesting to see how that would work with the new 3-ball distance.
 

Buffnik

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I like this a lot. The international line is the right distance for college hoops. NBA distance is wonky since the court's not wide enough to keep the distance on the baseline. (Got to leave about 3 feet per side or there's not room to catch & shoot but the court's only 50 feet wide.) NBA line is 22 feet on the baseline and almost 24 feet from straight on. College/International line at 22' 1.75" is a great distance.

fwiw, international courts are measured in meters so they are only 49' 2" wide. I think that's kind of tight to the out-of-bounds for the baseline 3 pointer and like the US court dimensions better. Frankly, I'd be in favor of widening the court to 54' and having the 3pt line as a 24' arc for the NBA. Those dudes could handle it just fine and it would create even more space for playmaking.
 
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Buffnik

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Now implement defensive 3 seconds, and we've got things moving in the right direction.
Nah. Zone defense, including junk zones, is part of what distinguishes college hoops.

What I want to see is the other way: bring back the 5-second closely guarded rule so I see more full & half court pressing while getting rid of so much ball stoppage with a PG milking clock down to the end of the shot clock.
 

DBT

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D2 and D3 basketball will not do this until 20-21 due to $$$.

I'm excited about this since this could reduce the reliance on 3 point shots...or maybe not.
Yeah. It’ll take a while for those schools to scrape up the $475 to paint the arches on the courts.
 

Jalapeno

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Yeah. It’ll take a while for those schools to scrape up the $475 to paint the arches on the courts.
Shouldn't be too hard...just take it out of the student activities fee or increase it by $1. :D
 
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