n. 1. Court terminology: above the key offset to the strong or weak side.
xx 2. For players position, a backcourt position. The players at this position are the smallest on the court and are either classified as a point guard or a shooting guard, depending upon their specific skills.
The guards commonly operate from somewhere behind the free throw line in the frontcourt when on offense. They usually are responsible for bringing the ball out of the backcourt, handle setting up plays, taking outside shots and passing to teammates closer to the basket.

v. 1. To defend an offensive player.
xx 2. To follow an opposing player while on defense, attempting to prevent an open shot.

Spanish ~ Español - escolta

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