point guard


Definition of point guard

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

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Gophers coach Richard Pitino was the first to offer the 6-1, 170-pound point guard a scholarship. Charley Walters, Twin Cities, "Charley Walters: Kyle Rudolph says Vikings have learned from ’18 mistakes," 10 Aug. 2019 Johnson, along with younger brother and starting point guard Kobe, transferred to Nicolet from Sun Prairie prior to the 2018-19 school year. Curt Hogg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Another top basketball player is leaving Wisconsin, months after winning a state title," 24 July 2019 The Bearcats have one verbal commitment, three-star point guard Mike Saunders, in the 2020 class. , Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Bearcats, John Brannen land Top 50 recruit Zach Harvey," 27 June 2019 And then there is trio of talented point guards, Ja Morant, Darius Garland and Coby White, all of whom are expected to be taken early on. Brian Pascus, CBS News, "How to watch the 2019 NBA draft — date, time, channel, live stream, location, draft order," 20 June 2019 The Warriors point guard, who is an avid golfer in his spare time, is serving as executive producer of the new 10-episode mini-golf competition series Holey Moley. Lauren Huff, EW.com, "Stephen Curry teases he'll 'pop up everywhere' in mini-golf competition show Holey Moley," 19 June 2019 With the dynamic Jessie James at point guard, 6-foot-6 Torrie Lewis manning the middle and the silky-smooth Gillespie at shooting guard, the 1990-91 Hawks played an uptempo style with a suffocating, trap defense that was a must-see. Pat Disabato, Daily Southtown, "'We're in a good spot': Hillcrest grad Todd Gillespie takes over for Townsend Orr as T.F. South coach," 11 June 2019 Desert Pines sophomore point guard Milos Uzan has offers from TCU and UNLV. Daily Pilot Staff, Daily Pilot, "Pacifica Christian Orange County boys’ basketball to host January showcase," 16 Aug. 2019 Narbeh Ebrahimian point guard on the Homenetmen men's basketball team during practice while getting ready to participate in the Pan-Armenian Games in Armenia at the Homenetmen Glendale Ararat Chapter gymnasium in Glendale, Ca. Glendale News-Press, "Led by Spight, Homenetmen basketball team prepares for Pan-Armenian Games," 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of point guard

1969, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of point guard

basketball : a player who is one of the two guards on a team and is the one most responsible for leading the team when it has the ball and is trying to score

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