Team Canada head coach Jay Triano responds to your trickiest Ask JT question.

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From Aaron in Coquitlam, BC:
I play grade nine basketball and have recently been moved from shooting guard to point guard. It has been hard for me to adjust to not scoring as much and it makes me feel that I'm not playing well, even if I am. I think it might be that I'm not used to the role. Is there any way to improve your "basketball sense" or be a better point guard, besides looking up the floor and passing to your teammates, which my coach stresses a lot?

Jay Triano:
Play as much as you can. And watch other point guards to see how they do different things. The point guard is the coach on the floor. You are responsible for getting the ball to the right people. If a guy hits two or three in a row, you'd better get him the ball. Make sure that everyone gets his share of touches. Big guys will not rebound if you do not let them be part of the offence. Run the offence and know the position from every player's point of view. You are also the first line of defence and can set the tone for how your team is going to guard.

It is a tough position and the most important. If the ball never gets up the floor, you can't score. Your coach has shown confidence in moving you to that spot. Good luck.