What are the point guards for?

Updated: 9/28/2023
User Avatar

Wiki User

12y ago

Best Answer

A Point guard, or PG, also called the play maker or "the ball-handler", is one of the standard positions in a regulation Basketball game. A point guard has perhaps the most specialized role of any position - essentially, he is expected to run the team's offense by controlling the ball and making sure that it gets to the right players at the right time. Above all, the point guard must totally understand and accept his or her coach's game plan; in this way, the position can be compared to a quarterback in American football.

User Avatar

Wiki User

12y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar
More answers
User Avatar

Wiki User

12y ago

a point guard is the person with the ball handling skills and brings the ball up court and calls the plays. It is usually the leader. the point guard is best at passing and shooting.

a guard is basically the same thing but it is the teams best shooter.

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What are the point guards for?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Do point guards point?


What does Point guard. Do?

There are a few different types of point guards that play the game. However, all point guards should be able to bring the ball up the court, be the leader of the team, call out plays when needed, and be able to make assists. The different types of point guards range from Allen Iverson type guards who look for their shot more to Steve Nash type point guards who are pass first point guards to Jason Kidd type point guards who are the "do everything" point guard to the Magic Johnson point guards who are taller for their position.

How many point guards?


Which ones are point guards?

Point guards usually dribble the ball to half court, annouce the play that will be played and most of the time they are the smallest on their team......

Is number 1 the point guards shirt number?

no. point guards can wear different numbers and different positions can wear 1

What do the right and left guards do in basketball?

There are no right and kleft guards in basketball. There is a Shooting guard and a Point Guard

What are the players posistions?

forwards,point guards,and centers

Who gets better the more they dribble?

Point guards

What are the shorter players in a basketball team?

Point guards

Who are the enemies in point blanc?

The enemies in Point Blank are the staff that run the school and their guards.

Who are the ten best point guards in the NBA now?

kobe bryant

What is role of two guards in basketball?

point guard and shooting guard