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As a shooting guard, you are normally going to be defending the opposing team's shooting guard, so lock him down. Take pride in your ability to stop your opponent. When you're playing at the local park, don't defend the worst player on the court, find the guy who would give you the greatest challenge, and meet that challenge by shutting him down. The only way to become a great defender is to first dedicate yourself to it, then to implement it on the court. Always challenge yourself no matter where you are playing.