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Versatility is key for small forwards

Originally Published: November 28, 2006
Recruiting Nation

The small forward position is probably the most diverse position in basketball, with many different types of players filling the role. Many times, the small forward is the most athletic player in a team's starting lineup. He must be athletic enough to defend his position, fast enough to get out on the break and strong enough to rebound the ball.

A small forward must be able to defend. He must be athletic, strong and tough-minded enough to guard many excellent one-on-one players. Versatility ...

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