shooting guard


Definition of shooting guard

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

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If Walker is still a Hornet next season, will Malik Monk play most of his minutes at point guard or shooting guard? Rick Bonnell, charlotteobserver, "Should Hornets waive Nic Batum? Is blowing up roster the answer? Here’s what I think. | Charlotte Observer," 19 Apr. 2018 There's hope a team seeking an upgrade at shooting guard will believe Bradley will perform better in a secondary role. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Avery Bradley on trade talks: The Pistons should serve best interests," 29 Jan. 2018 Injured freshman shooting guard Jemarl Baker was also not present on those trips. Fletcher Page, The Courier-Journal, "Armed student 'protecting' UK basketball player Tai Wynyard, fraternities and sororities warn," 6 Feb. 2018 On Monday, Troy Holston, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard formerly of South Florida, announced his intent to join the Hawks. Ben Pope,, "St. Joseph's adds South Florida transfer Troy Holston, bolstering guard depth," 10 July 2018 Loyola announced the signing Wednesday of Tykei Greene, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from New York. Shannon Ryan,, "Loyola signs New York shooting guard Tykei Greene to 2018 recruiting class," 9 May 2018 Kentucky already has a Class of 2018 five-star point guard signee in Immanuel Quickley and two more perimeter players enrolling next season in shooting guard Tyler Herro and Keldon Johnson. Fletcher Page, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky basketball offers top 2019 point guard Ashton Hagans," 29 Mar. 2018 An ability to drive to the basket and a four-year NBA resume earned Sean Kilpatrick a job with the Clippers, who signed the 6-foot-4 shooting guard to a 10-day contract Sunday. Mike Digiovanna,, "Clippers sign shooting guard Sean Kilpatrick to a 10-day contract," 5 Mar. 2018 He’s best suited as a small-ball four-man, but has length that plays better at shooting guard. Jeremy Woo,, "Which NBA Draft Prospects Impressed During the Big Ten Tournament?," 5 Mar. 2018

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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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