G.O.A.T. Basketball Point Guards

From the Series Greatest of All Time Players (Lerner ™ Sports)

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Point guards run the offense for basketball teams. The best point guards are team leaders who can dribble, pass, and score. Discover basketball’s top 10 point guards and create your own list of great players.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Browseable Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Sports
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Lerner ™ Sports
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF007100, JNF054020, JNF011000
Dewey 796.323092/2
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 950
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 5.2
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Author: Alexander Lowe

Alexander Lowe is a collegiate track and field coach and freelance writer. He currently resides in Aurora, IL.


Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

“The illustrated “Greatest of All Time” series offers readers with an interest in professional sports an opportunity to learn more about some of the finest athletes of all time. Each title in the series focuses on a particular position and then offers readers mini-biographies of the top ten players to fulfill that role during their careers. In this way, young sports fans can learn about the top ten football, baseball, soccer or basketball players who played a specific position on their team. Each book is filled with statistics, profiles, and biographical information about some of the finest professional athletes ever to play their chosen sports. In this selection, basketball point guards are the focus. At all levels of basketball, the point guard serves as the quarterback of the team. Point guards distribute the ball, set up the team’s offense, and often drive to the basket or take long range shots. In professional basketball, some of the game’s greatest players are point guards. Steph Curry of the National Basketball League (NBA) Golden State Warriors has revolutionized the style of play for those in this position and made three-point shots a critical part of play. Oscar Robertson was one of the greatest point guards ever to play, and his combination of height and skill helped him to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to an NBA title in 1971. Sue Bird of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) won five Gold Medals and four league titles during her storied career as a star point guard. Steve Nash of the Utah Jazz combined outstanding play-making skills and a wonderful jump shot to craft a brilliant NBA career. Yet, despite these and several other great professional basketball point guards, it is Dianna Taurasi the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer and a five-time Olympic Gold Medal winner who tops this list. Author Lowe also includes an honorable mention list of ten additional great point guards as well as suggestions for resources for further study of this topic. This combination will appeal to readers with an interest in basketball and sports in general. Reviewer Rating: 4" —Children’s Literature

School Library Journal

“The succinct writing is engaging and good for browsers . . . a good series for having a little bit on your shelves about a lot of players.”—School Library Journal


“Colorful backgrounds and large photos of the athletes at play make this series great, indeed.”—Booklist