shooting guard


Definition of shooting guard

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

Examples of shooting guard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sophomore shooting guard had shot his way up NBA draft boards with a breakthrough scoring spree in the NCAA tournament, eventually cracking the first round in some mock drafts. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 7 July 2021 Boyle could end up seeing three of his former players taken in the first round, including Florida State point guard Scottie Barnes and Arkansas shooting guard Moses Moody, and could have five or six total players drafted. Adam Zagoria, Forbes, 23 June 2021 Powell, a shooting guard/small forward the Blazers acquired in a March trade with Toronto, erupted for 29 points to send the series back to the Mile High City tied. David Brandt, Star Tribune, 31 May 2021 Shaqir is currently listed as a three-star recruit across multiple recruiting sites and is a shooting guard coming from Creekside Christian Academy in McDonough, Georgia. Shelby Stewart, Chron, 3 May 2021 But before Monday night’s loss to the Kings — when Redick and starting shooting guard Josh Richardson sat out with injuries — Burke hadn’t played in Dallas’ last six games and nine of the previous 11. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, 28 Apr. 2021 The 6-foot-11, 224-pound Aldama of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, was a prized recruit for Loyola Maryland in a class that included shooting guard Cameron Spencer (Boys’ Latin), fellow countryman and power forward Golden Dike and others. Edward Lee,, 14 Apr. 2021 Payne is the fourth UF player to enter the transfer portal, joining shooting guard Noah Locke, a three-year starter; third-string point guard Ques Glover; and reserve forward Osayi Osifo. Edgar Thompson,, 30 Mar. 2021 Branham is the No. 29 player and No. 6 shooting guard in the country from St. Vincent-St. Stephen Means, cleveland, 20 Mar. 2021

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jul 2021

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“Shooting guard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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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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