shooting guard


Definition of shooting guard

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Edwards, a 6-foot-5 and 225 pound shooting guard, plays bigger because of his bulk, athleticism and 7-foot wingspan. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Ben Simmons? Zach LaVine? Is there anyone Cleveland Cavaliers could trade for to increase playoff chances? Hey, Chris!," 8 Aug. 2020 Carleton – who played some key minutes in the Lynx’s victory over Connecticut Saturday, is capable of playing anywhere from shooting guard to power forward. Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune, "Lynx center Sylvia Fowles out with a calf injury vs. New York tonight," 5 Aug. 2020 Portland could look to use Trent Sunday on Boston shooting guard, Jaylon Brown, who at 6 feet, 6 inches could be a problem for the Trail Blazers’ guards. oregonlive, "Portland Trail Blazers face Boston Celtics Sunday: Preview, time, TV channel, how to watch live stream online," 2 Aug. 2020 After mentioning that Grant had also played some shooting guard, Malone sounded pleasantly surprised at certain guys who’d found success while playing out of position. Mike Singer, The Denver Post, "Nuggets Journal: Team braces for scrimmage while awaiting Orlando reinforcements," 18 July 2020 The Detroit Pistons were planning to reintroduce the shooting guard to the lineup on March 14, with a minutes restriction. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons' Luke Kennard is 100% healthy and 'anxious to play'," 13 June 2020 How the pick fits: The Magic have invested in former No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz and shooting guard Evan Fournier has a player option after this season. Matt Goul, cleveland, "NBA Mock Draft 2020: Where LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards and James Wiseman could land in October," 15 June 2020 Karl Anthony-Towns and D'Angelo Russell make up this team's star power, and an explosive shooting guard like Edwards would complement their games well. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Best player fits in NBA draft for the eight teams whose seasons are already over," 7 July 2020 The room erupted in applause when Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard CJ McCollum appeared onscreen. oregonlive, "Even a global pandemic couldn’t stop these Tigard teens from celebrating senior milestones," 6 July 2020

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First Known Use of shooting guard

1914, in the meaning defined above

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11 Aug 2020

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“Shooting guard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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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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