Definition of point guard in US English:

point guard


  • The backcourt player who directs the team's offense.

    • ‘He was a point guard who ran the offense, settled the team down, and controlled the game.’
    • ‘When high school soccer season was over, she was a point guard on the basketball team.’
    • ‘He's so strong for a point guard that he forces other teams to double him and the kick out is to me for a three.’
    • ‘He wants his point guard to cut down on his turnovers and pass more than he shoots.’
    • ‘One great sign that a player is a point guard is that the other players readily give the ball to him.’


point guard

/pɔɪnt ɡɑrd/