shooting guard

noun

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 Yes, the 6-foot3 McCollum lacked size at the shooting guard position and could be a liability on defense. oregonlive, 23 Sep. 2022 Currently, Porter projects to be the starter at point guard next to shooting guard Jalen Green in Houston’s backcourt. Rahat Huq, Forbes, 31 July 2022 The lack of consistent offense only increases the burden on point guard Steph Curry, while third-year shooting guard Jordan Poole, another source of Golden State’s offense, has been struggling, too. Nicole Yang, BostonGlobe.com, 7 June 2022 Houstan became an immediate starter in Ann Arbor and joined shooting guard Eli Brooks as the only players to start all 34 games this season. Michael Cohen, Detroit Free Press, 26 Apr. 2022 In UConn coach Dan Hurley’s new four out, one in offense, Alleyne would likely play shooting guard. Shreyas Laddha, Hartford Courant, 21 Apr. 2022 Florida shooting guard Kowacie Reeves, the Gators’ top recruit in 2021, plans to enter the transfer portal and explore his options, a source confirmed. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 13 Apr. 2022 The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a deal with unrestricted free agent shooting guard Damyean Dotson, league sources tell cleveland.com. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 23 Nov. 2020 Draft compensation is a point of contention for the Nets, who also want to send away shooting guard Joe Harris — who is recovering from left ankle surgery — and his remaining $38.6 million owed over the next two years, sources said. BostonGlobe.com, 3 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of shooting guard

1914, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

29 Sep 2022

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“Shooting guard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shooting%20guard. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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