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What is the role of the center position in basketball?

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2006-12-31 13:18:47
2006-12-31 13:18:47

Offensively, the center runs the low-post offense, which is mostly going from the post position (in the key) from one side to the other. Defensively, it is often the center's job to plug the lane from anyone trying to go inside uncontested. This also involves trying to block out the post players/centers of the other team from getting easy inside lay-ups or, off-the-ball, from getting easy rebounds.

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