oleh: Herdian Mohammad
Herdian Mohammad adalah salah satu point guard hebat yang pernah bermain di Indonesian Basketball League. Terakhir, ia bermain untuk Kalila/Pelita Jaya Jakarta. Hari ini, melalui akun twitternya @HerdiOflo, Herdian memberikan beberapa kiat untuk menjadi seorang point guard yang handal! Silahkan cek juga hash-tag #pointguard di twitter untuk membaca ulang. *kamus! kamus! kamus! :D
He/she must understand all the functions of the position of #2,3,4,5 on offense and defense.
You can’t be a point guard and dribble looking at the ball. You must know where all your teammates are and understand their character of play.
He/she must know every single offensive and defensive play for games. He/she must master drills during practice. He/she must understand the system.
Before every game, he/she knows the location of the shot clock, scoreboard, game clock and feel of the rim.
He/she is the first to enter the gym and the last to leave.
He/she must be able to handle the ball, handle his/her team mates and make solid passes.
He/she distributes the ball and attacks the defense to create opportunities.
During free-throws he/she calls his/her team mates to regroup. Even if it is just to say, “guys you’re doing one hell of a job!” or “let’s focus!”
Playing hard defense must start with him/her. Intensity, loud on “D” and controlling his/her team mates on the floor.
The extension of the coach on the floor. He/she is the floor leader.
He/she conversates (does the conversation) with the coach outside of practice sessions.
He/she plays hard on defense and plays a controlled offense. He/she has a cool head and the heart of a lion.