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Paul W asked in SportsBasketball · 1 decade ago

I need to know the specific skills that each basketball position requires?

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    We will start at 1. the point guard. ability to handle the ball the bulk of the time, both in transition and especially in the halfcourt offense. A good point guard will make each of the other players on the team better. Drive to the hoop and dish, shoot, or draw a foul Defensively, the ability to nuetralize the opposing PG. Watch Steve Nash, Jason Kidd

    2 the shooting guard, the abilty to constanly move without the ball, running defenders off a screen. The ability to catch and shoot, no dribble. Ability to play facing the basket as well as posting up. Take it to the hoop, shoot, dish, or draw a foul. Watch Kobe Bryant, Gilbert Arenas

    3. small forward, the small forward's skills are interchangeable with the shooting guard and power forward. He must be able to play facing the basket and post up. Watch, Carmelo Anthony

    4. power forward, post up on the blocks. passing out of double teams. also be able to play facing the basket. Defend on the blocks. Watch Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett

    5 Center, post up on the blocks, passing out of double teams. Defend on the blocks. Yoa Ming

    All players should be able to run the floor both offensively and defensively.

    This is the most important fundamental of basketball REBounding. All players must learn the fundamentals of screening out or blocking out. When you are on defense, and a shot goes up, don't go to the basket first to retrieve the ball, you should first find the man you are guarding and put yourself between him and the basket. Then turn to the basket. If all 5 players do this, it will be rare that they get an offensive rebound.

    There is so much more, but i hope this helps

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  • Karen
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Point Guard. Not only does it require the most speed. It requires power, or bigger players are going to post you up. Also it requires the most court sense. I suppose Point Forward would actually be the hardest because it's like being a PG, you just need to be bigger, and a better rebounder. It's not really a standard position though.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Point Guard: the quarterback of the team. takes the most control of the ball. job is to distribute the rock to others. needs quickness.

    Shooting Guard: hence the same, should be a good shooter. someone who can attack the basket and create scoring opportunities

    Small Forward: someone who can play fast like guards or strong like a forward/center. does a little of everything. can post but also beat you on the dribble

    Power Forward: someone who can play near the basket and bang underneath. grab boards, but is still agile to take the ball to the floor or drop close range jumpers.

    Center: the big man on the team. plays near the basket, usually with post up moves. sets screens. grabs boards. takes space in key and lanes. must be physical presence

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  • 1 decade ago

    Point guard: best ball handler, good passer, able to set up the offense, pass to the open man, should also be a good shooter.

    Shooting guard: best shooter/scorer, good perimeter shooter. Also should be able to rebound and have some ball handling skills.

    Small forward: all-purpose player. Should be able to shoot and rebound well, and have some ball handling skills.

    Power forward: score near the basket, hit jumpers around 12-15 feet. Strong rebounding, both offensive and defensive.

    Center: effective post up player, shot blocking, scoring near the basket, strong rebounding, both offensive and defensive, pass effectively out of the post.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Point guard-Good dribbling skills and court vision for passing

    Shooting guard-Good shooter, fairly quick.

    Small Forward-Bigger than the shooting guard. Pretty good shooter, usually a good defender.

    Power Forward-Ability to shoot short jumpshots or post up. Usually 2nd tallest on team. Good rebounder.

    Center- Tall, good post moves. Powerful. Good rebounder.

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  • Adam
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    PG-dribbler, passer, floor general

    SG-Outside shooter, some ability to drive to the basket

    SF-Less then SG but still able to shoot, more inside game than SG

    PF-Athletic Big guy, 15 ft and in shooting ability, Post moves help

    C-Big Massive guy, defensive force, rebounding ability, offense is nice but not required (look up ben wallace)

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  • 1 decade ago

    point guard is usually the best dribbler

    shooting guard is usally the best shooter

    small forward is a all-around player

    power forward has good inside game and can shoot short jumpers

    centers are power inside players....usually the tallest person on the team.

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  • RJ2K1
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Peripheral vision,movement prediction,quickness,physical competence, and route selection.This is basketball

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