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  Basketball - MSN Encarta
Today, the standard basketball is generally orange or brown in color, with an outer cover of leather or nylon and a pebbled (indented) surface to help players grip and control the ball.
The power forward (4 player), who must be big and strong, primarily concentrates on defense and rebounding.
Whether basketball is played informally on playgrounds or in organized fashion in leagues, it is played with essentially the same set of rules, which have stayed generally consistent since the game's invention in 1891.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761571883/Basketball.html   (1519 words)

 Power forward (basketball) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Power forwards play a role similar to that of center in what is called the "post" or "low blocks".
Power forwards can be imposing presences on defense, but they usually defer to the center in terms of blocking shots and general intimidation.
In the NBA, a typical power forward is between 6'8" and 7'0" (2.03 to 2.13 m) in height and 220 to 260 pounds (100 to 120 kg) in weight, and is often asked to play center in specific game situations or when a particular team lacks a taller player.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Power_forward_(basketball)   (486 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Basketball Works"
Basketball can be played by as few as two players.
Power forward - The power forward is usually near the basket and moves from one side of the basket to the other to try to get free from the opposition player that is guarding him.
Small forward - The small forward is typically a better outside shooter than a power forward and is usually smaller than a power forward.
health.howstuffworks.com /basketball2.htm   (297 words)

 Power Basketball, Coaching youth basketball and youth sports - Youth League
The "Big Dog" was selected as Most Valuable Player for both the 1998 and 1999 basketball seasons for his overall team attitude, leadership role, and offensive presence on the court.
Bill was selected as Outstanding Defensive Player for the 1998 basketball season for his tenacity and ability to throw himself all over the court.
The "Freight Train" had not played organized basketball before and proved to be a threat both on offense, 6.0 PPG and defense for his rebounding, 8.2 RPG.
www.powerbasketball.com /page4.html   (1101 words)

 Power Forward Or Tight End? • Liter of Cola - FOX Sports Blogs
Power forwards on the other hand, have great size, Great power in the paint, and often have speed to burn from running up and down that court.
Many Tight Ends currently in the league play a little basketball in their spare time, and the position of choice, is of course Power Forward.
The only concern I would have is the ability of a college basketball player being able to effectively absorb the bone jarring hits put on them after a life spent going to the foul line for a slap with a hankey.
community.foxsports.com /blogs/Wisconsin_Viking/2006/04/15/Power_Forward_Or_Tight_End   (798 words)

 PACERS: Camp Countdown: Power Forward
Croshere is big enough to defend at power forward and center, but also has 3-point range and the mid-range jumper that could help free up O’Neal when the two are in the lineup together.
He will see more time at center, but could be inserted at power forward in the occasional defensive set.
But there are talented players behind him, making power forward arguably the deepest position on the team.
www.nba.com /pacers/news/camp_power_forward_2003.html   (760 words)

 Basketball Positions - Understanding Basketball Player Positions
A basketball team consists of the following basketball player positions: two guards, two forwards and one center.
Sometimes, power forwards like Karl Malone or Charles Barkley are also known for scoring a lot.
The main substitute to come off the bench is called the "sixth man" and is a basketball player position that is important to the success of all teams.
www.basketball-plays-and-tips.com /basketball-positions.html   (568 words)

 BBC SPORT | Other Sport... | Basketball | Basketball positions: power forward
Power forwards play a role similar to that of centre, playing with their back to the basket on offence.
On defence, they are positioned either on the low blocks or against the opposing power forward.
In most instances, the power forward is asked to shoulder more of a responsibility for scoring than the centre.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/other_sports/basketball/4185150.stm   (124 words)

 power forward - Search Results - MSN Encarta
The team consists of five players—two guards, two forwards, and one center—all of...
- tall forward who excels under basket: in basketball, a tall forward who plays the low-post position because his or her height provides an advantage for blocking shots and rebounding
- power forward's position: in basketball, the position in which a power forward plays
encarta.msn.com /power+forward.html   (188 words)

 Coaches - Basketball-Athletics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Roy Champagne is entering his 12th season as the head basketball coach at Lee College.
Glen played power forward and center for the Runnin’ Rebels from 1997 to 1998.
Glen was awarded a basketball scholarship at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi, where he had a successful playing career while earning his Bachelor of Science in Health and Recreation.
www.lee.edu /athletics/basketball/coaches.asp   (193 words)

 From Coffeyville to the Key for Sonics' starting power forward   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Tonight, he is expected to start at power forward when the Sonics open the 2002-03 season against the Phoenix Suns at KeyArena.
They found it in the 6-foot-8 Evans, who was undrafted because teams thought he was too short to play power forward and didn't shoot well enough to play small forward.
But while the new digs are a few days away, the new gig as an NBA power forward will start in just a few hours.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /basketball/93444_sonx30.shtml   (922 words)

 Top Power Forwards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Before I go any further, I should begin by defining what a power forward is for the purposes of this study.
Power forwards throw a large number of body checks, leading to turnovers, and creating offense with their physicality.
Using a player’s scoring totals as well as their RTSS stats of Hits and Takeaways, we can get a very good idea of which players are top power forwards.
members.shaw.ca /hbtn/player_study/power_forwards.htm   (453 words)

 National Basketball Association - CBS SportsLine.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
For a generation of NBA basketball, the power forwards were strictly ruffians.
Wide bodies with forearms like legs of lamb, they were there to rebound, keep the high-flyers from getting into the lane and to protect their own stars with a willingness to bludgeon an opponent's face over any issue.
Some of that is because of the declining contributions from the small forwards, but mostly it comes from the exceptional big guys.
www.sportsline.com /nba/story/7614416   (980 words)

 SFA Beefs up at Power Forward :: Weaver, Guy give Lumberjacks more size up front
Power forward Scott Weaver is one of two players who should give SFA better size up front this season
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - A year after injuries forced the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks to move small forward Anthony Paez to the four spot for most of the 2005-06 season, the Lumberjacks are ready to put the "power" back in power forward.
Paez proved to be a valuable offensive weapon because of his versatility, but at 6-7, 205 pounds, he didn't fit the mold of a traditional power forward.
sfajacks.cstv.com /sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/110906aaa.html   (500 words)

 UC Riverside Men's Basketball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Joining the Highlanders in 2006-07 are four JC transfers, point guard Justin Lott, forward Severin Gates, forward Mark Hall, forward B.J. Visman and high school senior guard Korri Ennis.
Hall, a 6-8 power forward out of Herbert Hoover HS in San Diego, transferred to Seward County (KS) CC after spending the Fall 2004 semester at Long Beach State.
Visman is a 6-8 forward from Placerville, CA who attended El Dorado High School prior to playing at Yuba College.
www.athletics.ucr.edu /mbasketball/mbk053106.html   (484 words)

 Battier at power forward could be answer for Rockets | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
But it is a strong indication Battier will see significant time at power forward with the Rockets, rather than his customary spot at small forward.
When Battier is not matched up with the best power forwards, there also could be time at the position against small forwards now playing power spots, another sign of the position he will play.
All that said, in some ways it won't matter what position Battier plays, he plans to play either forward spot roughly the same, which he said is why he does not like to define himself by a position, or much of anything else.
www.chron.com /disp/story.mpl/sports/bk/bkn/4244833.html   (831 words)

 TechSideline.com: Hokie Men's Basketball
The men's basketball team returns a lot of talented and experienced players from last season's team and will be looking to make a run to the Big Dance in March of 2007.
Respected poster and basketball talent evaluator "Rev. Zeke Vodka" brings us a detailed scouting report and future outlook for Thompson, a player who is in the process of developing an outside game to go with his inside game.
But the Virginia Tech men's basketball team has been ranked in the AP Poll for just one season since the last time Halley's Comet was spotted from Earth, and the Hokies have rarely appeared in the AP Poll in the last six decades.
subscr.techsideline.com /news_archive/newsFilterBasketball-1.php   (1563 words)

 PowerBasketball - Coaching Youth Basketball - by Ed Riley
POWER FORWARD OR #4 or PF- Their job is to rebound and shoot from within 3-8 feet of the basket.
Basketball is about running, in particular, sprinting, moving side to side, and running backwards.
Basketball is always going to be about learning, but especially at the younger ages.
www.powerbasketball.com /bballed.html   (16231 words)

 Power Basketball, coaching youth basketball resource
Basketball Training Videos endorsed by Mike Bibby and Gilbert Arenas.
Players will find invaluable information on improving individual fundamentals, on and off season conditioning, summer basketball camps, or work on the mental side of the game.
Rick Torbett's Better Basketball video series should be a mandatory video set, as a coach or player.
www.powerbasketball.com   (647 words)

The Finlandia University women’s basketball team has received a commitment from Kasey Willis of Hancock, Michigan, to attend and play for the Lions in the 2006-2007 season, Head Women’s Basketball Coach Steve Nordstrom announced today.
A four-year varsity basketball player, in her freshman year she was a member of the Second-Team All-West PAC Conference team and the Honorable Mention All-UP team.
As a middle hitter for volleyball and power forward in basketball, the 5'10" student-athlete has earned many awards for her role as an outstanding student-athlete both on and off the court.
www.finlandia.edu /Department/Athletics/wombasketball.html   (1003 words)

First, the basketball geek Larry Brown, who knows everything there is to know about the game, and obsesses over it, and is successful at what he does, but perhaps isn’t the most gallant virtuoso of the communicative arts.
Of course he’s a geek at coaching, which entails a certain amount of communication skills, but clearly where Larry Brown failed the most this season was in adapting and ultimately getting his players to like him.
Named one of the 50 greatest basketball players of all time, Isiah Lord Thomas’s playing skills are undeniable.
k3uw-la-clippers-power-forward.blogspot.com   (6738 words)

 XU star latest power forward to impact NBA
But one pool of talent that has existed under the radar is Xavier's collection of power forwards.
He was named the Associated Press and United States Basketball Writers Association player of the year his senior season, and became the first Xavier player to have his number retired before he graduated.
With the Hornets' move to the Western Conference imminent, West's presence ensures that the team will move to the tougher conference with a power forward it can count on to rebound, stay tenacious on defense and generally make a positive impact when on the court.
www.enquirer.com /xavier/2004/01/12/xu1west.html   (641 words)

 A&M men's basketball lands top recruit
The 7-foot, 235-pound power forward picked the Aggies over Texas, Louisiana State, Indiana, Florida and Louisville.
Sophomore forward Martellus Bennett and freshman redshirt Chinemelu Elonu are friends of Jordan, who is rated No. 33 by Rivals.com in the Class of 2007, and No. 9 at power forward.
Forward Gary Johnson of Aldine, who has pledged to Texas, is the only Texan in the Class of 2007 ranked ahead of Jordan by Rivals.com, while Scout.com also lists 6-10 power forward Anthony Randolph of Dallas Woodrow Wilson in front of Jordan.
www.aggiesports.com /stories/072806/mbasketball_20060728048.php   (716 words)

 ISU basketball team recruits new player - Sports
The ISU men's basketball team landed a highly sought power forward for its first commitment for the 2007 recruiting class.
Craig Brackins, a 6'9", 215-pound power forward, verbally committed to Iowa State, although he was also considering such teams as Indiana, Pittsburgh, Clemson and Washington.
Brackins, the No. 37 recruit of the 2007 class, according to Rivals.com, could be just what the Cyclones need from the big man in the middle in 2007 after the departure of six players this season.
www.iowastatedaily.com /news/2006/06/08/Sports/Isu-Basketball.Team.Recruits.New.Player-2042900.shtml   (216 words)

 PACERS: Camp Countdown:
Power Forward
But after three consecutive summers competing in international events (the 2001 Goodwill Games, the 2002 World Basketball Championship and the 2003 Tournament of the Americas), O'Neal frankly needed the break.
Not only has the time off given him the ability to fully recuperate, it should mean he'll bring fresh legs to camp for the first time since 2000.
Austin Croshere, 6-10 and 242 pounds, is a veteran who has proven an effective scorer at the four, although he struggles, defensively, against power players.
www.nba.com /pacers/news/countdown_2004_power_forward.html   (645 words)

 Smith College Basketball
Smith basketball mirrors the greater competitiveness of today's women's game and much is demanded of a Smith basketball player, but the rewards are high.
The goal for Smith basketball is to continue to build upon the success of the program with athletes who are dedicated to educating both the mind and body, while striving for excellence in the classroom and on the court.
The Pioneers look to utilize their experience to build on last season and continue to have the goal to be competitive and a challenger in the NEWMAC race.
www.smith.edu /athletics/sports/basketball/home.html   (407 words)

 Blue Hose Men's Basketball
Nibert, the all-time winningest men’s basketball coach in the college’s history and a 1979 graduate of Marietta College, enters the 2004-05 campaign with a 15-year overall record of 264-176.
Ballenger, one of the team’s best perimeter defenders, will start at small forward position and will also see time at power forward this season.
He is projected to compete for the power forward position with Herren.
www.presby.edu /bluehose/Men's_Basketball/2004-05/mbball_prospectus.htm   (1145 words)

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