The latest big number is 24.
Just how we know that there are 24 hours in the day and there are 24 beers in a case, we know that there are 24 seconds to get your shot up. That is right, this week we are talking the shot clock and its revolution of the scoring it adds to the CPL.
Previously we have written about how the shot clock had increased the amount of scoring across all of the Divisions; however, we thought it might be good to take an in-depth look at the result it had on Division 3, which thanks to a generous donation from Quattro Architecture now has two working shot clocks for their games.
After 16 rounds of the 2018/2019 Division 3 season, 3,305 points had been scored amongst seven teams, which equates to 472 points per team. Compare that to the 2019/2020 season, where there is an average of 564 points per team (5,076 points total after 16 rounds).
What is the difference you ask? Well apart from the obvious 91 points per team swing to the current teams, the big variance is that fine number at the start of this whole thing, 24.
Team’s having 24 seconds to get the shot up has seen the average points per game increase from 29.5 during the non-shot clock 2018/2019 season, to 35.3 in the post shot clock 2019/2020 season. And we all know that more points equals more fun, right?
The CPL very much appreciates the donation by Quattro Architecture of the shot clocks. Without them in Division 3, we would be stuck in the past where scoring was less than ample and getting bulk buckets was a pipe dream.