The point guard (or the one-guard) is one of the five traditional positions of a basketball team. The guard is typically smaller and faster than the other position players, and can either be a shooter or a pass-first guard.
The point guard's role is similar to the director on a movie set, as he calls the plays and directs the offence. As it's his job to get the ball to his teammates in the best position where they can score, he is usually the best passer and dribbler on the team. Point guards are often the smallest and quickest players on the team and are often referred to as the one guard or the lead guard. Point guards typically are judged by how well they distribute the ball to their teammates, resulting in assists.