A forward in basketball is one of five player positions on a basketball team either referring to the small forward (SF) or the power forward (PF). Forwards are able to play both inside the paint and outside of it on offense and should be aggressive and rebound-minded on defense.
What position do forwards play?
2. Power Forward. Power Forwards are usually the second tallest in the team and are the closest to the centre in terms of physical attributes and playing style but with more speed. They are often the most versatile player, being able to score in the paint as well as being able to shoot from midrange.
What are the 13 rules of basketball?
Dr. James Naismith’s Original 13 Rules of Basketball
- The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands.
- The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands (never with the fist).
- A player cannot run with the ball.
Why is it called a power forward?
The power forward is often one of the most physical players on the court. Hence the name “power” forward. They play close to the basket, fighting for rebounds and posting up on offense.