Power forward position continues to evolve

Originally Published: September 10, 2007
By John Carroll | Scouts Inc.
Basketball is a game of beauty. Five players working as one, dribbling, passing, cutting and shooting at a high rate of speed.

The grace and athleticism of basketball players is nothing short of amazing. However for a high school, college or NBA team to be successful, they must have the players in the post, the guys who do the dirty work in the paint by scoring and rebounding in the low post.

The power forward position has evolved over the years with more and more players who are multidimensional. Today we see 6-foot-8 to 6-10 players who can play with their back to the basket, attack the glass and rebound the ball but who also have the ability to step away from the basket, put the ball on the floor and pass and shoot with range.

John Carroll

Scouts, Basketball Recruiting
John Carroll joined Scouts Inc. after nine years as an NBA coach, including a seven-year tenure with the Boston Celtics that concluded with a four-month stint as interim head coach in 2003-04. Before joining the NBA, Carroll spent six years as head coach at Duquesne University and seven years at Seton Hall as an assistant to head coach P.J. Carlesimo.