The Info List - Shooting Guard

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The SHOOTING GUARD (SG), also known as the TWO or OFF GUARD, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game. A shooting guard's main objective is to score points for his team. Some teams ask their shooting guards to bring up the ball as well; these players are known colloquially as combo guards . Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
, for example, as a shooting guard was as good a playmaker as he was a scorer; other examples of combo guards are Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade
, Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson
, James Harden , Jamal Crawford
Jamal Crawford
, Randy Foye and Jason Terry
Jason Terry
. A player who can switch between playing shooting guard and small forward is known as a swingman . Notable swing men (also known as wing players) include Jimmy Butler , Tracy McGrady , Vince Carter
Vince Carter
, Joe Johnson , Andre Iguodala , Andrew Wiggins , Evan Turner and Tyreke Evans
Tyreke Evans
. In the NBA , shooting guards usually range from 6' 4" (1.93 m) to 6' 7" (2.01 m) and 5' 9" (1.75 m) to 6' 0" (1.83 m) in the W NBA


* 1 Characteristics and styles of play * 2 Notes * 3 References * 4 External links


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