Position Requirements for Point Guards

Point GuardsAt the Nike Basketball Skills Academy players are taught that In order to effectively play the point guard position they should be able to do the following:

  • Bring the ball up the floor against full court pressure
  • Change speed and direction to create separation
  • Use a ball screen and shoot a floater or a pull up jumper
  • Play a two man game off of the post
  • Be an effective 3 point shooter
  • Have twp separation moves off the dribble and out of triple threat
  • Shoot the floater as well as a second finishing move
  • Defensively pressure a ball handler the length of the court
  • Pass with either hand
  • Effectively hit players in transition when they are open
  • Make shots off a pin down (down screen)
  • Make open shots – shoot 70% in practice so you can shoot 45-50% in games
  • Have an assist to turnover ratio of 2:1
  • Recognize the hot hand and get him the ball where he can score

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