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Firstly it is called a 'center'. The position of this person is simply basic. It is one of the five positions of a Basketball team and is normally the tallest person of the team. They also deal with a great mass and strong build. A center works closely to the hoop, defending the close range offenses such as layups and post moves. On the offensive side, centers once again work close to the hoop, creating a lot of offenses such as driving to the basket and using post moves. Overall, they are responsible for actions that require height. Rebounding is essential and sometimes they are responsible for defensive blocks. Centers also take part in the one on one jumpball at the start of the game.

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