Well in today’s basketball world we all know what a shooting guard is, right? a shooting guard is a guy that plays basketball at a certain position on the court, usually marked as 2.
When a shooting guard plays, his role is to basically get himself open for a shot, he does that by practicing shooting techniques that free himself from his to defender.
After freeing himself from the defense and being left wide open for a shot he should get the ball from a pass and shoot the ball, hence the definition a shooting guard.
Shooting guards, unlike forwarders have a great jump shot and they work a lot on catching and shooting quickly and not on power moves, therefore the need to be quick and agile on the court and to use any opportunity the defense gives them.
This is the most important role on the court, some basketball experts would argue, but it’s no secret that the best players that went in to the pages of history were shooting guards, such as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant etc…
Here’s a mix of the best shooting guards in the game from the 2012-2013 NBA season