point guard


: a guard in basketball who is chiefly responsible for running the offense

Examples of point guard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Dallas Mavericks point guard is the son of Elizabeth and Drederick Irving Meet Kyrie Irving's parents. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 20 May 2024 Murray and Mitchell are forever intertwined by that 2020 first-round playoff clash in the bubble, but 32-year-old point guard Mike Conley was Utah’s second-leading scorer, averaging 19.8 points in the series on 53% shooting from 3-point range. Bennett Durando, The Denver Post, 19 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for point guard 

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of point guard was in 1969

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“Point guard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point%20guard. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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