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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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Arakji has more than held his own playing against veteran point guards in the domestic and international championships.
His offensive system has always helped point guards thrive, even ones that weren't traditionally very good.
None of them are natural point guards in a lot of respects so we are hoping that, having seen this guy in action, he solves that problem.
Great point guards are tough, unselfish, understand the game, and are mentally strong.
What they're looking for their point guard to do,'' Parker said, ``is put pressure on the elite point guards in the league, Steve Nash and Tony Parker and those little point guards that might give us headaches.
And with a deep bench, expect the traditionally fastbreak-oriented Marauders to force the issue more than ever, especially with four point guards Chelette said he's comfortable using at any time.
Since most point guards "quarterback" the fast break, we believe in guarding them tightly.
Looking ahead: Chalmers is a complement to the team's two 6-foot-7 point guards.
But Bibby didn't sound convinced the point guards would meet his expectations any time soon.
Those comments were directed at point guards Rodrick Stewart and Derrick Craven, although Craven wasn't around during most of Arizona's 14-0 second-half run that turned a 53-52 USC lead into a 66-53 Arizona advantage.
Day, who was listed among the top 20 prep point guards in the country by Athlon Sports and Insider Hoops last season, played only 32 minutes and had fallen behind fellow freshman point guard Rodrick Stewart in the rotation.