A Swingman is a player who can play multiple positions in a sport.
In basketball, a swingman (or "wing") is a basketball term denoting a player who can play both the small forward (the "3") and shooting guard (the "2") positions, and, in essence swing between the positions. Swingmales are often between 6'5" (1.96 m) and 6'9" (2.03 m).
In baseball, a pitcher who can work either as a reliever or starter is sometimes referred to as a swingman.
- S. Trnini and D. Dizdar, System of the Performance Evaluation Criteria Weighted per Positions in the Basketball Game, 2000
- Boston Globe
|Guards||1. Point guard||Combo guard|
|2. Shooting guard||Guard-forward / Swingman|
|Forwards||3. Small forward||Stretch forward / Cornerman|
|4. Power forward||Point forward|
|Center||5. Center||Forward-center / Bigman|
|Backcourt | Frontcourt | Captain | Head coach | Referees and officials|
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