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Point Guard- Usually the top of the key, the best ball handler and passer

Shooting Guard- Like a point guard on defense, good ball handler and best shooter

Small Forward- Like a Shooting Guard on offense and a Power Forward on defense

Power Forward- Big guy, gets rebounds underneath, pretty effective scorer

Center- Biggest guy, best rebounder

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