Scoreboards are a very important feature in a basketball game. Eventually, electronic scoreboards were created that included scores, a timer, and a buzzer. Scoreboards used before the 1960's included multiple cable wires that connected the scoreboard to the scorer's table, or press box. Since that time, wireless devices have been created without control cables. Radio frequencies run from the control console to a modern connected to the scoreboard, allowing the scoreboard to be controlled from anywhere in the room.
Features of a Scoreboard
Numerous additional features are available for a scoreboard now. Basic scoreboards are available that just show the scores and the amount of time left in each quarter. Upgraded scoreboards also show the number of fouls each team has, the period, which team is in possession of the ball, a shot clock, and more. Larger scoreboards even include statistics on each player in the game, and space for digital advertisements. Most scoreboards can be painted to match your school colors, different LED display colors are available, and different shapes of scoreboards are also available.