power forward


Definition of power forward

: a basketball forward whose size and strength are used primarily in controlling play near the basket

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Recent Examples on the Web At power forward, Davis will be needed more than ever. Mark Medina, USA TODAY, "Anthony Davis says he's '100 percent healthy,' Lakers' title chances higher after hiatus," 3 July 2020 Back in his natural power forward spot, Nance felt a sense of peace, familiarity, comfort and confidence. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Larry Nance Jr. morphs into modern big, solidifies himself as core piece of future: Cleveland Cavaliers Season Review," 3 July 2020 The 6-10, 205-pound junior power forward also has offers from Virginia Tech, Samford and UAB, among others. Dennis Victory, al, "Recruiting roundup: SEC commitments, offers highlight latest news," 1 July 2020 Motiejunas, a 7-foot power forward/center with shooting range, was expected to be a good fit between Harris and Andre Drummond. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, "With healthy Donatas Motiejunas, Detroit Pistons would have avoided these SVG-era mistakes," 30 June 2020 The Xavier University Musketeers basketball team got a commitment Friday night from Cesare Edwards, a Class of 2021 power forward from Hartsville, South Carolina. Dave Clark, The Enquirer, "Cesare Edwards, Class of 2021 power forward from South Carolina, commits to Xavier," 28 June 2020 But the 6-foot-9, 190-pound Raleigh (N.C.) Grace Christian power forward is more important than his no-star status would suggest. Nick Moyle, ExpressNews.com, "Texas’ Shaka Smart gets early start on 2021 signing class," 26 June 2020 At 6-foot-10, 215 pounds, Smailagic makes passes and shots more expected from a point guard than a power forward. Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle.com, "Alen Smailagic: When will Warriors’ big man be able to crack rotation?," 24 June 2020 The next two years will be defined, in part, by what the Pistons decide to do with their star power forward. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons GM Troy Weaver must crush these 3 decisions to ignite rebuild," 19 June 2020

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First Known Use of power forward

1969, in the meaning defined above

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8 Jul 2020

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“Power forward.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20forward. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of power forward

basketball : a forward whose size and strength are used mainly to control play near the basket

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