A point guard has perhaps the most specialized role of any position. Essentially, the point guard is expected to run the team's offense by controlling the ball and making sure that it gets to the right players at the right time. Above all, the point guard must totally understand and accept his coach's game plan.
A shooting guard's main objective is to score points for his team.Some teams ask their shooting guards to bring up the ball as well; these players are known colloquially as combo guards. Jamal Crawford, for example, is a shooting guard who is more of a playmaker than a shooter. A player who can switch between playing shooting guard and small forward is known as a swingman. An example would be Kobe Bryant.
Combo Guard (Davidson Former Combo Guard Stephen Curry) Somebody who is close to equally capable of playing the one (running the offense) or playing out on the wing and looking to score. Not many guys are equally adept at both. More often than not, guys that are being listed as combo guards are really short shooting guards. (or a lot of times scoring PG's get listed as combos).
Power Forward (Wake Forest Al-Farouq Aminu) The Power forward plays a role similar to that of center in the "post" or "low blocks". He plays offensively with their back to the basket on offense and position themselves defensively under the basket in a zone defense or against the opposing power forward on defense in man-to-man defense.
Wing Forward ( Kansas State Former Wing Michael Beasley) Wing forwards are primarily responsible for scoring points and also often as secondary or tertiary rebounders behind the power forwards and centers, although a few who play as point forwards have considerable passing responsibilities. Many small forwards in basketball, however, are prolific scorers. Center (Former Ohio State Center Greg Oden)
The center will most often attempt to score down low in the paint or near the basket in the free throw lane. Centers contribute to the team by using their physique and skill to score while they're close to the basket down low, gathering both offensive and defensive rebounds, and setting the pick in pick and roll plays.
The reason we displayed college player photos and not NBA ones is because you athletes don't watch enough college ball. Being successful now days you must be a student of the game. Watch these players on youtube and all the other sites you can view games on and take notes from them. Each player was either successful or still is now. Mastering your position and excuting is key at the next level. If you don't you will either be recruited over or sent home early. College coaches don't have all day to teach you what you should have learned in high school. Start early and get ahead of the game or left behind..........