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USA Basketball wants shot clock added to youth game

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The NBA and USA Basketball are dipping their toe into youth sports, recommending guidelines they hope will help with development and enhance playing experiences at a young age.

The recommendations include lowering the basket and prohibiting zone defense and 3-point shots at the youngest level of competition.

They also call for the use of shot-clocks at the high school level and for ages 12-14.

USA Basketball CEO Jim Tooley hopes the guidelines will help younger players have more success

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