shooting guard


Definition of shooting guard

: a guard in basketball whose chief role is as an outside shooter

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During the Summer League, Jeffries showed his versatility, starting three games at shooting guard and two games at small forward. Roy Parry,, "Magic sign DaQuan Jeffries, Vic Law to Exhibit 10 contracts, finalize two-way deal with Amile Jefferson," 30 July 2019 The Warriors are thin at shooting guard and small forward, given the departures of Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson’s torn ACL. Ron Kroichick,, "Warriors and swingman Damion Lee agree to another two-way contract," 30 July 2019 The deal allows the Wizards to add another wing capable of playing either shooting guard or small forward, addressing a major roster need. Candace Buckner, The Denver Post, "Dwight Howard era in Washington ends abruptly with trade to Memphis," 5 July 2019 As a freshman, Grimes started all 36 games for the Jayhawks, averaging 8.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and shot 38.4 percent from the field while playing shooting guard. Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle, "Quentin Grimes transferring from Kansas to UH," 27 June 2019 Detroit Pistons summer-league dominance is a team effort, according to shooting guard Svi Mykhailiuk. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons in NBA Summer League: How to watch today in Las Vegas," 8 July 2019 Roach committed to coach Mike Krzyzewski's 2020 class in May. Duke still has several more recruiting targets at large, including Walker Kessler, a center, shooting guard Brandon Boston and big man Mark Williams. Emily Caron,, "Five-Star Small Forward Jalen Johnson Commits to Duke's 2020 Class," 4 July 2019 Only James, Davis and Kyle Kuzma are currently under contract, with Dudley and shooting guard Troy Daniels set to sign after the NBA’s business moratorium ends Saturday. Broderick Turner,, "Veteran Jared Dudley agrees to minimum deal with the Lakers," 2 July 2019 Altman added shooting and playmaking with Belmont forward Dylan Windler and took a chance on shooting guard Kevin Porter Jr. at No. Aj Neuharth-keusch, USA TODAY, "NBA draft winners and losers: Bol Bol, New Orleans Pelicans headline list," 21 June 2019

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of shooting guard

basketball : a player who is one of the two guards on a team and whose main role is to score points

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