point guard


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point guard

n. Basketball
A guard who runs the team's offense, usually from the point.

point guard

n
(Basketball) basketball
a. the position of the player responsible for directing the team's attacking play
b. a player in this position

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n.
Basketball. the guard who directs the team's offense from the point.
[1965–70]
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BEIRUT: Wael Arakji, the Lebanese point guard sensation that has been likened to Miami Heat and Slovenia star Goran Dragic, will declare for the 2015 NBA draft, it was announced Sunday.
Duhon was once a quality backup point guard, but is on his way out of the league in his ninth career season.
He said: "Over the years since TJ Walker left, I don't think we have ever had a specialist point guard.
Jones originally committed to Louisville, switched to Virginia Tech and then selected the Trojans, who are desperate for a point guard.
A winning point guard becomes essential when the game is on the line and he can make all the other players better by his presence.
Livingston had been developing as the team's point guard, and the team's other point guard, 37-year-old Sam Cassell, has been hobbled by various injuries this season.
Because we don't want our point guard to wear himself out by bringing the ball up court on offense and pressuring the opposing point guard on defense.
Newbury Park led 35-22 at halftime, but Moorpark rallied to tie the score at 41-41 with 6:48 remaining on a layup by point guard Laura Barker.
It can be initiated by the point guard passing to any of the other players or by looking for a wingman to cut backdoor.
Singleton is regarded as a pure point guard in the mold of former Matadors' standout Markus Carr.
Our post (5) initiates the play by moving up to the top of the key to screen for the point guard (1), who dribble-drives to his right, opposite the shooting guard (2), who immediately drives across the lane and over the double screen.