The point guard´s role can be described as that of director on a movie set, who calls the plays and directs the offense.
He is the floor leader on offense. As it´s his job to get the ball to his teammates in the possible position where they can score, he is usually credited as the best passer and dribbler on the team. One funny feature they have is that Point guards are often the smallest to complement that, they are also the fastest players on the team and are often referred to as the one guard or the lead guard.
Point guards typically are judged by how well they distribute/pass the ball to their teammates, resulting in assists.
My goal is to improve my basketball IQ as a point guard. I’m working on getting everyone involved. I’m the floor general out there, and I want to get all the troops ready. – Rashaun Broadus
The amazing thing about this guy (Point Guard) is that he understands each player’s personal strengths and role on the floor more than any other player on the floor, and he’s got the vision to see a player getting open.
Below are the highlighted features of a good Point Guard (PG):
- The quickest player on the floor
- Must have dribble skills.
- He must be able to act as the Coach on the court.
- He must be constructive.
- Must be strong enough to slow down the opposing team’s ball-handler.
- Ability to able to stop the ball or steer the ball-handler into a trapping situation.
- He is the team’s best passer and ball handler.
- Lastly, the point guard must also control the tempo of the game and be able to run the fast
break after receiving a quick outlet pass.
The primary role a point guard is to push the ball upcourt and start the offensive wheels turning. Should either take the ball to the basket or remain near the top of the key, ready to retreat on defense.
You may want to read about Jason Kidd, who is rated as one of the league´s top point guards. Previously
a point guard in the NBA, Kidd was a ten-time NBA All-Star, a five-time All-NBA First Team member,
and a nine-time NBA All-Defensive Team member.
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