front·​court | \ ˈfrənt-ˈkȯrt \

Definition of frontcourt

1 : a basketball team's offensive half of the court
2 : the positions of the forwards and center on a basketball team also : the forwards and center themselves

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The Gophers called a quick timeout with 4.9 seconds left and got the ball to Mason, who dribbled into the frontcourt and tried to split Happ and Davison on the left side of the lane. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin 73, Minnesota 63 (OT): Brevin Pritzl helps Badgers dominate Gophers in OT," 19 Feb. 2018 Poor rebounding, limited offensive threats in the frontcourt and a bad habit of lethargic effort plagued the team last season. Jason Jones, sacbee, "Marvin Bagley's talent has the Kings excited. How his addition might impact the roster," 22 June 2018 The Boilermakers coach on Dakota Mathias' shot, the frontcourt's performance without Isaac Haas and returning to the Sweet 16. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: In one final workout, Dakota Mathias, Purdue send Kelan Martin, Butler home," 18 Mar. 2018 Vogel’s major error was in not shifting to a lineup that would’ve spread the floor more and made the frontcourt more athletic. Josh Robbins,, "Frank Vogel faces uncertain future with the Magic," 17 Mar. 2018 After all, an Embiid-Antetokounmpo frontcourt would be absolutely bonkers. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "Giannis Antetokounmpo said Joel Embiid tried to recruit him to the 76ers," 22 Feb. 2018 The 6-foot-8 senior will be facing an Auburn frontcourt whose lack of size was painfully obvious against Alabama. Josh Bean,, "Former Alabama football signee shot in jaw, head in drive-by," 19 Jan. 2018 Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy acknowledges the New Orleans Pelicans frontcourt of DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis present a unique challenge, Monday, Jan. 8, 2017 in New Orleans. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Stan Van Gundy rips ESPN for reporting LaVar Ball criticism of Walton," 8 Jan. 2018 Comparison: Elton Brand Carter has all the ability to become a starting-caliber frontcourt player, and should benefit from operating with added space in the NBA. Jeremy Woo,, "2018 NBA Draft: Wendell Carter Jr. Scouting Report and Highlights," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of frontcourt

circa 1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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