Regarding to basketball every single position on the floor is key to having a successful team, but to me the most important position on the floor is the point guard. The point guard in many aspects is similar to a quarterback in football, because they are in charge of getting their teams into the correct sets and controlling the game on the offensive end. Many time point guards are asked to carry on more responsibility.
It was the middle of October of 2013. In the south, this is a great time of the year, its called football season. It was a pretty big year for the Mobile Christian Leopards football team, as this was the year that we were supposed to go the 2A championship. It also was a big year for me as well, as I was senior and sat out my junior year. I was in great spirits that year. Unfortunately, this turned out to be a bad year for me.
“I started out with Center, my first year, and I also played a little bit of defensive line, but it wasn’t much. Sophomore year, I was able to specialize a little bit more on offensive line, and I actually moved up to guard,” Soehnlin said.
One morning during practice, my coach approached and requested that I play the point guard position for the upcoming tournament in place of my friend who was unable to participate due to a sprained ankle. Initially, I was very apprehensive about taking this position as they held the crucial responsibility of constantly assessing the situation and determining the best course of action for the team to take. Unsurprisingly, my performance during this first practice was disastrous due to my lack of experience. However, despite my initial failure, I did not remain discouraged for long. I began examining the habits of the varsity point guards during practice and accepted constructive criticism from my teammates to help improve my results. Eventually,
I heard the Mavericks ball kid team is the best in the NBA, and I would like to be apart of that team. Being a ball kid would be amazing, incredible, and a fascinating person to be! Especially since we get to serve the fans and assist the Mavericks staff! There are many reasons why I would like to become a ball kid and qualities I possess that would make me a good one!
My original dream job was to be a “WNBA” player. But through the years it seem to get boring. Basketball to me was a COMPLICATED and PRECOCIOUS sport. I use to love the way you had to be AGGRESSIVE against the other teams. When we lost games I sometimes got ANGRY, because basketball meant so much to me. Sometimes i would even get SENTIMENTAL after winning or losing a game. I grew up understanding that basketball is not a RELIABLE sport and I will always be CURIOUS about how things would’ve turned out.
I began to play organized basketball in 5th grade and have continued all the way through my senior year. Throughout my career I have grown tremendously each year, earning several improvement awards along the way. I had always struggled to assume my role on the team, but throughout my senior high career I learned how I best contributed to my team, earning several hustle awards and assist awards. I have learned through athletics how to be team player, and understand that not every player has the same role, which is also related to everyday life and life in the
Opponent Three at 3-point line as displayed in Figure 14. While this transition occurs, Player Five must also quickly drop down to guard Opponent Four at the low post and Player One must also come down to the high post in order to deny the pass to Opponent Five. Also, Player Three should move down closer to the 3-point line in order to help defend, but also to be in the passing lane back to Opponent One. Lastly, Player Four should come into the paint and must be ready to defend the lob pass to Opponent Four and to defend the high post if Opponent Five receives the ball; Player Four must also be ready to run out to the wing and guard the 3-point shot of Opponent Two if the ball is skipped across the court.
Attention Getter: “I wish I was a little bit taller, I wish I was a Baller, I wish I had a girl who looked good I would call her.” That timeless phrase coined by Ski-Lo in the early nineties, resonates with so many of us because all of those goals are things that people relate to being successful. And while I can’t help you with the first and the last respectively, becoming a “Basket-baller” is quite feasible, with a little hard work.
Ever since Kevin Garnett, a teenager who by-passed college, was drafted as the fifth overall pick in the 1995 National Basketball Association (NBA) draft, more and more high school teenagers have been making the jump straight to the pros. Since the league draft of 1995, 17 first round picks have been high school players. This means that about 7 percent of first round draft picks in the NBA have been high school teens skipping out on their college education to make the jump to the NBA (Chylinski).
I was the only one who was fearful for what was about to happen because the humiliation of being unprepared to perform in front of the whole school left me with a sense of angst. Color guard was just called up to perform and as the music started, cheers were ringing through the gym. Everyone seemed excited for the performance, yet I remember everything going in slow motion: students yelling, teachers clapping, and yet my girls looked clueless. This was the moment I was dreading since before the school year started.
Point guards and centers have their similarities and differences. First, they both use a variety of moves. Also, they both are about the most important on defense. One variation on offense are that point guards use their moves when they are around the arch, and centers use post moves when close to the basket. One difference on defense is that a point guard usually has to stop the ball when dribbling down the court, and a post has to stay near the lane and reject shots. Point guards are generally short or average in height, on the other hand centers are always tall, otherwise they would play a different position. I think it’s obvious to conclude that both positions have their similarities and differences.
One rainy night in November, I arrived to the church gym for my first basketball practice of the season. As I walked in the doors creaked and you could smell the gym floor. As I already heard the basketballs hitting the ground, bouncing up and down. My friends Brittany and Destiny walked in right behind me through the door. That was when we realized we were the only girls surrounded by all guys. As practice came to a start we began to run, it felt like we were never going to stop. Up and down the court as we ran suicides, you could hear the squeaking of shoes as we went from the next line back and then on to the next. Before we started scrimmaging, the two captains were boys. Brittany, Destiny, and I stood in amazement as we were the last three standing there. You could see by their expressions they didn’t want any of us on either team.