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Munir Slaiman Professor Hinkle July 19 2000 US school and college basketball Summary of the Jackie Miranda Article Basketball at the school and college level developed from a structured rigid game in the early days to one that is often fast-paced and high-scoring Individual skills improved markedly and although basketball continued to be regarded as the ultimate team game individualistic one-on-one performers came to be not only accepted but used as an effective means of winning games In the early years games were frequently won with point totals of less than 30 and the game from the spectators viewpoint was slow Once a team acquired a modest lead the popular tactic was to stall the game by passing the ball without trying to score in an attempt to run out the clock The NBC seeing the need to discourage such slow-down tactics instituted a number of rule changes In 1932-33 a line was drawn at mid-court and the offensive team was required to advance the ball past it within 10 seconds or lose possession Five years later in 1937-38 the centre jump following each field goal or free throw was eliminated Instead the defending team was permitted to inbound the ball from the out-of-bounds line underneath the basket Nearly four decades passed before an alteration of like magnitude was made in the college game After experimentation the NCAA Rules Committee installed a 45-second shot clock in 1985 restricting the time a team could control the ball before shooting and one year later implemented a three-point shot rule for baskets made beyond a distance of 19 feet nine inches More noticeable alteration in the game came both at the playing and coaching levels Stanford Universitys Hank Luisetti was the first to use and popularize the one-hand shot in the late 1930s Until then the only outside attempts were two-handed push shots In the 1950s and 1960s a shooting style evolved from Luisettis push-off one hander to
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