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Get to Know Basketball Players' Postions

By The Real Buzz, 08/10/18, 12:00PM CDT


The larger of the two forwards, the power forward specializes in the rebounds and defense. The player will play on the wing like the small forward but will tend to move in towards the basket to support the center.

Each basketball team has a squad of 10 players to choose from, with a maximum of five allowed on the court at any one time. There are five main basketball positions on the court, with each player responsible for both trying to score and preventing the opposition from scoring.

But each player will be better at a particular skill whether it be shooting, playmaking or defending.

The main basketball positions are as follows:

  • Point guard
  • Shooting guard
  • Small forward