The post in basketball refers to the same position as the center or power forward would play, it is a general term that identifies the player playing underneath the basket to rebound, post up offensively and defensively for their team.
Post: The space on both sides of the free-throw lane. Post Up: To be in a position near, but facing away from, the basket in order to receive a pass. Power Forward: A strong player positioned close to the basket. Power Layup Shot: A closely-guarded layup shot. Press: Defense strategy with intent to force opponents into erring by guarding them too closely.
High Post: The free throw area at "elbow" is called the high post. Mid Post: The area between the low and high post is the mid-post. Low Post: The low post is on the block at the edge of the key, even with the front of the rim.
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"Low post" area is the area near the "block" on either side of the lane (or "paint" area), to about half way up the lane toward the free throw line. "High post" is that area along the free throw line, and both "elbows". The "point" is out front, and the "wings" on either side.
Post position – The area inside the key. The low post area refers to the blocks at the bottom of the lane. The high post area refers to the area around the free throw line. Post up – Position a player takes when she's set in the low post area with her back to basket, defender pinned on her hip, and her hands up ready to ask for the ball.
Post: The area near the basket just outside of the paint, usually on the blocks. This is where centers and power forwards have traditionally received the ball before trying to score with close shots and post moves.
High Post- The area around and near the free-throw line. Hook Shot- Offensive set shot during which the player turns his or her body sideways and arcs a ball in the air toward the basket. Usually done by a forward or center. Inbounds Pass- Throwing the ball in play from out of bounds. Inside Cut- On wing pass, guard cuts inside the wing to corner.