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  Point guard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Point guards are often the smallest players on the court with a notable exception being Magic Johnson.
Point guards usually exert a leadership role on the floor similar to that of a quarterback in American football.
Point guards are often evaluated more on their assist totals than on their scoring.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Point_guard   (814 words)

 Point man - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Point man is an American English term used to refer to a soldier who is assigned to a position some distance ahead of a patrol as a lookout, or to a man who leads or inspires others in a business or political role.
In this disposition, the point, or head, is formed of a subdivision of the phalanx of greater or less strength, according to circumstances; this being supported by two, three, and four subdivisions of the same force, one behind another.
In box lacrosse and ice hockey the the point man is the offensive position in the "attacking zone"; in basketball the point guard directs the team's offense in the front court.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Point_man   (691 words)

 Basketball Fundamentals - Point Guard, Coach's Clipboard Playbook
The point guard is often thought of an extension of the coach on the floor, or the "quarterback", or floor general.
The point guard must know his role on the team, whether he is expected to be a John Stockton type assist man, or a scorer like Allen Iverson.
Many think that dribbling and ball-handling are the most important attributes for a good point guard, but I believe it is being an excellent passer and being able to find the open man, and when to pass and not pass.
www.coachesclipboard.net /PointGuard.html   (1653 words)

 Point Guard College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Also, many of you that are entering college will have to make the transition to point guard, and you'll suddenly be asked to handle the ball, set up offenses, lead fast breaks, and create openings for your teammates.
While a good point guard must know the game, talented players who play intelligently are always more valuable, no matter what position they play.
Naturally, mostly point guards sign up, but any player will benefit, regardless of position - as long as they are truly eager to learn the game.
www.pointguardcollege.com /abt_whois.php   (773 words)

 STORM: The Evolution of the WNBA Point Guard
And while the majority of point guards entering the WNBA, like this year's first round picks (Taurasi and Lindsay Whalen), fall toward the scoring end of the spectrum, there will surely be a lot of interest next year in Louisiana State's 5-3 Temeka Johnson.
Johnson is a throwback point guard who averaged 8.3 assists per game in 2003-04 and was a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award (given to the nation's best college point guard) each of the last two years.
The scoring point guards have arrived, and while the transition may have been quiet, the players themselves are as quiet as Taurasi's WNBA debut, which is to say not very.
www.wnba.com /storm/news/The_Evolution_of_the_WNBA_Poin-111168-221.html   (1432 words)

 Basketball Point Guard | Tips | NBA | Steve Nash | Jason Kidd | Andre Miller | Stephon Marbury   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
A point guard's job in the NBA, WNBA or any other basketball league is to be a team's on-court leader and control the flow of his team's offence.
A point guard brings the ball upcourt and directs the offence to get the ball to other teammates who are in the best position to score.
A point guard needs to decide when to run a fast-break and when to slow down and run a half-court offence.
www.kidzworld.com /site/p5141.htm   (502 words)

 Golden era of point guard is past us - HIDDENNBANATS - MSNBC.com
Point guards in the not-so-distant past were essential to winning an NBA title.
Harper, however, was not a true point guard (the Bulls originally signed him to replace Jordan at two guard after his first retirement), and only played the position because no one else could.
The last celebrated point guard to win a championship was Isiah Thomas and the dominant Detroit teams of 1989 and 1990 (8-1 in the Finals those two years).
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/3074467   (947 words)

 InsideHoops.com - NBA Point Guard
The NBA Point Guard died today due to complications surrounding a neglected existence.
Hybrid guards - too small to be traditional scorers and too tall to be restricted as passers - marched into the NBA as if Joe Dumars had gone mad and cloned himself over and over again.
The passing of the NBA Point Guard is a sad moment in the history of the sport.
www.insidehoops.com /point-guard-090104.shtml   (790 words)

 Point Guard College
Point Guard College is an intense, no-nonsense learning experience for high school and college-age young men and women.
Point Guard College is not your typical basketball camp.
The curriculum is specifically designed to teach basketball players to play the game intelligently, to be "coaches on the court," and to be true leaders during games, in practice, during the off-season, and in everyday life.
www.pointguardcollege.com   (253 words)

 Point Guard Camp - Guard Camp
Point Guard instruction will be taught in a separate camp situation, but point guards will play in the 5-on-5 League play with other campers daily.
The best point guards are an extension of their coach onto the playing court.
You may not be the quickest point guard on your team, or the best shooting point guard, but if you have learned to be a COACH ON THE FLOOR, you will be the one your coach calls on to lead his/her team.
www.basketballsbest.com /pointguard.htm   (681 words)

 Point Guards - Boston College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Point Guards are critical players on the leadership team, although their role may not always be glamorous.
Point Guards must attend mandatory training dates with the rest of the leadership team.
We are currently accepting online applications to be a 48Hours Point Guard in the 2006-2007 academic year.
www.bc.edu /offices/fye/48hours/pointguards   (253 words)

 SUNS: Position by Position: Point Guard
The Suns are counting on veteran point guard Steve Nash to be the team leader this season.
The Suns were looking for a point guard to take them to the next level, and they got one of the game’s best in the form of Nash.
The guard impressed fellow players and the coaching staff with both his work ethic and his definition of team play in the form of those laser-accurate passes to set up scoring opportunities.
www.nba.com /suns/news/point_guards_2004.html   (1062 words)

 cleveland.com: Weblogs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Having a point guard to push the ball up the floor quickly will be vital to their transition game.
The Mavericks have two quality point guards on their roster in Devin Harris and Jason Terry who both could be starters.
Point guard Marko Jaric was scheduled to visit Cleveland either tomorrow or Friday...
www.cleveland.com /weblogs/cavs/index.ssf?/mtlogs/cleve_lebron/archives/2005_07.html   (3769 words)

 STORM: 2006 Point Guard Prospects
Diana Taurasi is a combo guard who could move to shooting guard this season and is a lethal scorer whose height poses constant matchup problems.
Johnson was one of four point guards drafted in the first round last April, but the only one to have a real impact on the league.
Grant isn't a big-time scorer, but averaged double-figures for the first time as a senior (12.0 points per game) and has developed her perimeter shooting after failing to make a single 3 as a freshman (though shooting is still not her strength).
www.wnba.com /storm/news/06draftpg.html   (999 words)

 The point is still left to be made
The Enquirer/STEVEN M. The competition to replace injured Xavier point guard Dedrick Finn is fierce.
With that in mind, there are three first-year players to look for at point guard now, next week and well into the season.
Style points: Won't overwhelm anybody with talent but is a model of reliability and a stingy defender.
www.enquirer.com /xavier/2004/11/05/Xavier1105PointGuards.html   (588 words)

 SportingNews.com - NBA - Hawks add Claxton to start at point guard
Claxton averaged 28.4 minutes, 12.3 points and 4.8 assists and was the runner-up in voting for the league's Sixth Man Award.
"No disrespect to the point guards who came out of the draft this year, but I felt we needed a veteran point guard who can be an extension of me and my staff," said coach Mike Woodson, who as an assistant coach worked with Claxton in Philadelphia in the 2001-02 season.
There was some brief hope that Johnson would play point guard, but instead he led the team with 6.5 assists while spending most of his time at shooting guard.
www.sportingnews.com /yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=108004   (778 words)

 Point Guard College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
I would highly recommend her Point Guard College to any male or female player who wants to take their game to the next level.
Her energy, knowledge, and understanding of the point guard position are second to none.
"Dena Evans was outstanding as a point guard at the University of Virginia.
www.pointguardcollege.com /abt_bbworld.php   (998 words)

 Sports: Gaines is point guard Magic was hoping for
Versatile Louisville point guard Reece Gaines is everything Orlando wanted with the 15th overall pick in Thursday night's NBA draft and then some.
As for Gaines, he spent Friday trying to clear up misconceptions about whether he is a true point guard, or a two guard playing the point.
He played point guard in middle school, on his AAU team, in high school and all but his junior season at Louisville.
www.sptimes.com /2003/06/28/Sports/Gaines_is_point_guard.shtml   (603 words)

 St. Paul Pioneer Press | 11/16/2006 | Big choice at point guard
Payton shut down North Dakota State point guard Ben Woodside of Albert Lea, Minn., who was held to six points on 2-for-10 shooting.
Payton is a bigger point guard than Monson is used to, but he gives the Gophers an advantage with his athleticism and speed as a former 400-meter high school track champion in New Jersey.
Junior Lawrence McKenzie, who scored 20 points Monday, also was supposed to be in the mix at point this season, but he is comfortable at off guard for now.
www.twincities.com /mld/twincities/sports/colleges/16023068.htm   (661 words)

 Point guard switch is key to NAU's rise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Point guard switch is key to NAU's rise
A month before the season started, they learned they would be without their starting point guard and second-leading scorer, DeJuan Stevens, for a code of conduct violation.
Sixth man Steve Sir averages 10.9 points and leads the nation in three-point accuracy (49.7 percent), and Bazy, a junior college transfer, is averaging 11.3 points at off guard.
www.azcentral.com /sports/nau/articles/0306naubkc0306.html   (1010 words)

 CNNSI.com - Pro Basketball - Head-to-Head: Kidd vs. Marbury - Tuesday February 19, 2002 09:51 AM
Shoot-first point guards are like waiters who spin plates.
The finger of blame seems to point quickest to a scoring point guard on a losing team, but there's a long tradition of points who were able to "swish and dish" their way to championships.
In fact, a point guard who's talented enough to average at least 18 points and eight assists per night (think Magic Johnson or Isiah Thomas) is a valuable commodity for any team.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /basketball/news/2001/12/05/point_guards   (465 words)

 Bob Koch Point Guard Camp
During that tenure (322 wins), his teams have been represented by a first team all league point guard for 22 consecutive seasons.
Each of those point guards has been awarded a full basketball scholarship at the Division I or Division II levels.
Any participant who leaves the Academy due to injury of illness will be issued a transferable, pro-rated credit for future point guard academy sessions.
www.girlsbasketballcamps.com /bob_koch/default.htm   (956 words)

 PACERS: Season Preview:
The Point Guards
The addition of the European superstar makes point guard the deepest position on a deep roster and gives the team much-needed insurance against another Tinsley breakdown.
When he's right, Tinsley is one of the best pure point guards in the game, playing as if on skates, finding passing lanes few others can see.
Adding to the intrigue is the rock-solid presence of Anthony Johnson, whose contributions to last season's playoff push were immense.
www.nba.com /pacers/news/preview_point_guards_0506.html?rss=true   (478 words)

 'Cats might pass on point guard
Point guard wasn't supposed to be an issue this season.
Chadd Moore was returning for his sophomore season having shown promise as a freshman and junior-college transfer Nick Williams appeared to have all the skills a coach could ask for in a point guard.
But Williams, who has played mostly shooting guard during his career, has been slow to adjust to the point and Moore has been hindered by a herniated disk that has limited his practice time.
www.enquirer.com /bearcats/2003/11/19/uc1a.html   (563 words)

 USATODAY.com - NBA Draft spotlight: Point guards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
With the draft increasingly about upside nowadays, it is no wonder why so few point guards in recent years have been selected in the first round.
The remaining point guard likely to be a first round pick is St. Joseph's 5-11 senior Jameer Nelson.
However, he remains a pure point guard who will likely be on a NBA roster next season.
www.usatoday.com /sports/basketball/draft/2004-06-23-point-guard-spotlight_x.htm   (1156 words)

 West gets first shot at point - The Boston Globe
Somehow, the official announcement that Delonte West would start at point guard in the Celtics' first exhibition game -- a 96-86 loss to Cleveland -- lacked the expected pomp and circumstance.
After all, the point guard rotation has been hyped as the great mystery of training camp.
Pierce was the unquestioned leader among the starters, finishing with a team-high 18 points and 7 rebounds.
www.boston.com /sports/basketball/celtics/articles/2005/10/12/west_gets_first_shot_at_point   (768 words)

 Welcome to AJC! | ajc.com
It’s nice that we finally have a decent point guard, but this notion that we are definitely playoff bound is somewhat exagerated.
Everyone said we needed a point to run the team and we finally get one that defends well and has the nicknamed “Speedy” for his quickness, and people are still complaining.
The fact is paul wasn’t even the first point guard taken, deron williams was taken ahead of him.
www.ajc.com /blogs/content/shared-blogs/ajc/sportscolumns/entries/2006/07/05/point_guard_rai.html   (8652 words)

 ESPN.com - Dick Vitale - Quality point-guard play more vital than ever
The point guard is also important on the defensive end.
If I were coaching on the collegiate basketball scene today, I would make sure I recruited at least one legitimate point guard to serve as the catalyst of my offense.
Just look at all the talented point guards in college hoops today -- guys like Duhon, Saint Joseph's Jameer Nelson, North Carolina's Raymond Felton, Notre Dame's Chris Thomas and Stanford's Chris Hernandez (just to name a few).
espn.go.com /dickvitale/vcolumn040102point-guard-play.html   (487 words)

 USATODAY.com - Evolving point position dominates college game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The responsibilities of a college point guard, stretched by an evolving game, have never been this demanding.
He's the last true point guard to be the top overall pick.
Some of the greatest in the history of the game will not be found in record books, because the most accurate measure of the point guard's contribution — the assist —; did not become an official NCAA statistic until the 1983-84 season, 33 years after individual rebounds were tracked on a weekly basis.
www.usatoday.com /sports/college/mensbasketball/bonus/2004-11-04-cover-points_x.htm   (2222 words)

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