A position in basketball usually reserved for the team's best ball handler and/or best passer. It is sometimes referred to as "the one".
The point guard is commonly referred to as the "floor general" or "a coach on the floor". The point guard should be able to run the offense, control the pace, and know how to distribute the ball. He is expected to be the primary ball handler on the court, and thus, every set offensive play typically starts with him.