Guard – the general term for one of the three standard positions in basketball that specializes in ball handling and shooting. This term comes with two main types; the shooting guard and the point guard. The shooting guard is skilled in shooting mid-to-long range shots while the point guard is skilled in passing and ball handling. Point guards are usually the facilitators during plays, create shots or assists and manipulate defense. There is also a third type of guard, which is the combo guard. He usually plays both roles of the shooting and point guards.

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