College basketball will scoot its shooters back almost a foot and a half for that extra point. Beginning this upcoming season, the college 3-point line will match that of international basketball, moving from 20 feet, nine inches, to 22 feet, 1¾ inches.
Yesterday, Coach Cal had this to say about the potential change: “The 3-point line going back, well, it’ll open up the lane maybe. I mean, I don’t know. The idea may be that they want everybody on the same plane from FIBA to whatever. That may be the reason. Either way it doesn’t matter to me, but there are other things that I think would be important.”
The NCAA also approved a change to the shot clock on Wednesday. It will now reset to 20 seconds after an offensive rebound, in hopes of speeding up pace of play.
Coaches will be excited to know they can call live-ball timeouts in the final two minutes of games too.
For more on the changes, check out the NCAA’s release here.