There is a significant rule change coming to high school basketball next season.
The National Federation of State High School Association announced Monday it approved a change to eliminate the one-and-one free throw bonus and set new foul limits each quarter.
Teams will now shoot two free throws for common fouls once reaching the bonus. Previously, teams shot one-and-one the seventh, eighth and nine team fouls (non-shooting) of each half before getting two shots on the 10th foul of the half. Now, the fouls will reset each quarter and a team will reach the bonus once an opponent commits five fouls.
The rule is similar to the NBA, where teams shoot two free throws on the fifth foul each quarter. Women’s college basketball changed from halves to four quarters in 2015 and also adopted two free throws on the fifth foul each quarter. Men’s college basketball has the one-and-one bonus at the seventh team foul of each half and two shots at the 10th foul and beyond.