In High School Basketball the One-and-One is done:No more One-plus-Ones, now giving two shots after Five Common Team Fouls each Quarter/The “Double Bonus is Dead(Quit screwing around with the Rules, adapt a 35-second shot clock, and leave the rest alone)

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In High School Basketball the One-and-One is done:No more One-plus-Ones, now giving two shots after Five Common Team Fouls each Quarter/The “Double Bonus is Dead(Quit screwing around with the Rules, adapt a 35-second shot clock, and leave the rest alone)

Our title above is long, but my temper is short, and I hate this new rule…I have been announcing the game for 43 years, I have been playing the game for 55 years, and this game is a game, that needs to treated like a legacy game…I could hang when they brought on the Double Bonus a few years back, but it was a lot easier to teach kids the game of basketball then than it is now….

Most of the kids past the starting 10 that begin the game, really don’t know everything that is going on any way…The One-and-One free throw shooting rule is just fine the way it is, so I say leave it alone, and keep the foul situation the way it is…One-and-One, after 7 teams fouls each half, and then the Double-Bonus kicks in after team foul number 10…

But no, the NFHS says let’s rethink the game, and go with five common fouls each quarter, and then start shooting two free throws..What if two kids on your team get called for technical fouls in the first quarter, those are personal fouls and team fouls, so you have four fouls, and one more on you, and your opponent is in the bonus…The bonus could kick in, during the first two minutes of the game….

It used to not be a factor in most cases, until some time about mid-way of the second and fourth quarters…Now you will have kids shooting two free throws on foul situations, in the first and third quarters…..This will change how the game has to be taught and coached, and it might take five years for everything to get up to snuff…And when the kid goes off to play college basketball, he/she will be playing under an whole different set of rules….

For high school, adapt a 35-second shot clock, and leave the rest of the rules alone…The heritage of basketball must still mean something, and it is not a good thing to go messing with the game of James…James A Naismith, that is…And give that name to your 10-12 high school boys and girls basketball team members, and they won’t know what you are talking about…They should not be allowed to walk on the court until they know who that man is, and at least a little of the history that goes along with that man…

Too much talking on my end, so here is the end-all for the One-and-One in high school basketball…..
(On behalf/bequest of the NFHS, “let’s reinvent the wheel”.)

Free Throw Procedures and Foul Administration Amended in 2023-24 High School Basketball Rules Changes
from the National Federation of High Schools/NFHS

Beginning next year, high school basketball teams will shoot two free throws for common fouls when in the “bonus.” This change to Rule 4-8-1 eliminates the one-and-one scenario and sets new foul limits each quarter for awarding the bonus free throw.

Rules changes were approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee at its annual meeting April 24-26 in Indianapolis. The recommendations were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

In addition to awarding two foul shots for all common fouls, teams will reach the bonus when their opponent commits five fouls in each quarter and team fouls will reset at the end of each quarter. Previously, teams were awarded the one-and-one bonus when their opponents committed seven fouls in a half and two foul shots when 10 fouls were committed each half.

“The rules committee studied data that showed higher injury rates on rebounding situations and saw this as an opportunity to reduce opportunities for rough play during rebounds,” said Lindsey Atkinson, NFHS Director of Sports and liaison to the Basketball Rules Committee. “Additionally, resetting the fouls each quarter will improve game flow and allow teams to adjust their play by not carrying foul totals to quarters two and four.”

The throw-in procedure for front-court violations was simplified in Rules 7-5-2 through 7-5-5. When the ball is in team control in the offensive team’s frontcourt and the defensive team commits a violation, a common foul prior to the bonus, or the ball becomes dead, the corresponding throw-in by the offensive team will be at one of four designated spots determined by where the infraction took place. The designated spots are either the nearest 28-foot mark along each sideline or the nearest spot 3 feet outside the lane line on the end line. The one exception is when the defensive team causes a ball to be out of bounds, the throw-in shall be the spot where the ball went out of bounds.

Throw-in administration was also addressed in a change to Rule 7-6-6. When an official administers a throw-in to the wrong team, the error can be fixed before the first dead ball after the ball becomes live unless there has been a change in possession.

Other approved rules changes include:

Rule 2-1-3 establishes the official placement of a shot clock operator at the scorer’s table for those states utilizing the shot clock.
Rule 3-4-5 clarifies that multiple styles of uniform bottoms may be worn by teammates, but they must all be like-colored and adhere to uniform rules outlined in Rule 3-6-2 regarding logos and trademarks.
Rule 3-5-6 addresses undershirts and allows teams to wear a single solid color or solid black for visiting teams with dark jerseys. This provides an opportunity for schools with hard-to-find colors to have all players wear a black undershirt.
Rule 9-3-3 was amended to allow a player to step out of bounds and return to the court if the player gains no advantage. A player is penalized only if, after returning inbounds, the player is the first to touch the ball or avoids a violation.
A complete listing of the basketball rules changes will be available on the NFHS website at Click on “Activities & Sports” at the top of the home page and select “Basketball.”

According to the 2021-22 NFHS High School Athletics Participation Survey, basketball is the third-most popular high school sport for boys with 521,616 participants in 18,428 schools nationwide. It is the fourth-most popular girls sport with 370,466 participants in 17,901 schools.