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Shooting Guard

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Michael Jordan.

The Shooting Guard (SG), also known as the two guard, is one of five traditional basketball positions on a basketball team. Shooting Guards are often shorter, leaner, and faster than Forwards. A shooting guard's main objective is to score points for their team. Some teams ask their shooting guards to bring up the ball as well and make a pass (a pass that could possibly lead to points); these players are sometimes known as "combo guards". A player who can switch between playing shooting guard and Small Forward is known as a swingman.

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