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Umm he is look it on google. He's up on the roster on sixers wiki. I asked the sixers and he's not he roster. I have a cousin in the nba who plays for grizzlies. Ik all about NBA. Look like sixers. Click MCW and scroll it.. See told u Bryce cotton thnx and his college number is 11 so until he gets signed thats his number amd stop taking pictures down

MLB Stadiums[edit]

Thank you. I just made a small edit on your page changing Riverfront Coliseum to Riverfront Stadium as Riverfront Stadium is an MLB Ballpark, not Riverfront Coliseum. Good luck! Also, you may have visited Great American Ballpark as that was opened in 2003. Just a little help! Good luck sir!


Oh, okay thank you. And I don't really know how to reference. If you go to Sean Kilpatrick I added the professional part. But I just put the reference link right there. Could you help with that? Thank you. I also added the ESPN Profile. I'm kinda new to all this.

2014 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans[edit]

If you could, please look up 2014 ap all american basketball on Google. The article by titled Doug McDermott a unanimous choice for AP All-American team. It will show that Sean Kilpatrick is 1st team AP All-American and Nick Johnson is second team AP All-American. Thank you.

see your Talk page for my response. Rikster2 (talk) 16:56, 28 June 2014 (UTC)


Will do! Cheers. DaHuzyBru (talk) 16:14, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Chris Roupas[edit]

I honestly have no idea at all. I've never heard of the guy before.Bluesangrel (talk) 06:52, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Hello Rikster2, Feel free to contact me, Bob Miller, now retired sports historian, at if you would like me to send you any verification on Chris Roupas playing in the 1982-83 Greek Professional basketball season. In addition to several interviews with other players who played against and with Roupas that we used for our research and museum, I also have two Super Basket magazines from Athens in 1982 which one has a small paragraph chatting with Roupas and another talks about their team. We also have several greek newspaper box scores which mention Roupas. I also interviewed Roupas in person for another project here at Penn State which discusses his play in Greece along with talking with his former USA-AHEPA Coach Monthe Kofos who saw him play in Greece.

I want to thank you for all you have done on Wiki-pedia for all the readers. I am truly impressed with what I read. Keep up the good work and please contact me if you would like anything. All the best and Happy New Year.PSUSTATS (talk) 01:54, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

He lettered as the article states in the Commonwealth Campus League as the article states. You make a good point and we will make it more clear as he played for Coach Ron Trimmer like the article says, but we will add at the Penn State York Campus.. He was injured at University Park at the start of his last two seasons, but he did earn a letter there as well as a manager. Thank you for the feedback.PSUSTATS (talk) 15:25, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

WP:NBA Summer League[edit]

Do you know where I could find the discussion about NBA Summer League MVP's in infoboxes? User T23tran has been adding all the past mvps and I'd like to point this discussion out to him. Cheers. DaHuzyBru (talk) 11:48, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for that. DaHuzyBru (talk) 13:16, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

2,000-point scorers[edit]

So who's getting close? I know Travis Bader will hit it this season (and probably break Redick's 3-point mark along the way). Jrcla2 (talk) 13:56, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

I need to put my list together. Bader is really close. Sean Kilpatrick will hit it, so will Chaz Williams. I'll try and pull together the tracker over the Christmas break so I can be on the lookout. The guy you need to track is Augustine Rubit, who is sitting at 988 rebounds and 1575 points. Highly likely he gets 2000/1000. Rikster2 (talk) 14:17, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
Doug McDermott is also over 900 boards and should hit the 1000 rebound mark this season (already has over 2000 points). Rikster2 (talk) 14:24, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
The 2k/1k club is really impressive. That's a loaded career IMO. Jrcla2 (talk) 15:09, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Chris Goulding[edit]

Yeah, no doubt. The nonsense that goes on with those generic edits i.e. adding Australia, linking "Australian", the spacing after the persondata. DaHuzyBru (talk) 14:50, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Hey, could you have a look at Kiwi Gardner's article. It has put up for deletion and there is a discussion here. Just thought you may be able to help with content etc. DaHuzyBru (talk) 01:39, 28 December 2013 (UTC)
Good. Thanks for letting me know. DaHuzyBru (talk) 12:25, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Sportspeople from Norwalk, Connecticut[edit]

I happen to agree with you. The piling up of Sportspeople categories from lower level cities has gotten out of hand and now its pouring over into counties and metropolitan areas.. FYI, I've created about two dozen Sportspeople from categories but if you checked, I stuck to major cities Anchorage, Birmingham Alabama, Hartford, Havana, Lima Peru, Columbus OH, or cities like- Dayton OH, Ann Arbor, New Haven, that had large amounts of people from and still would after I removed the Sportspeople. I usually aimed for the parent category having over 200 entries and the Sportspeople having 40 at least. Savannah and Montgomery Alabama I may have slipped up on my criteria. The San Francisco debate I think should be closed as a speedy delete, because we've been down this road twice before not too long ago. Something makes me think we'll be having another debate in not too long....William 16:26, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, I think it's tough to keep these types of categories to major cities - for example, where is the line between a major and a minor one? Is Lubbock, Texas? Boise, Idaho? Augusta, Georgia? But at the same time, I think it is human nature for inexperienced editors to see categories for larger cities and assume it's fine to create them for smaller locales. Rikster2 (talk) 21:33, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Sorry to chime in, but I always try to make sure that either the city has at least 100 thousand residents or there are a substantial number of sportspeople from the city.Hoops gza (talk) 05:03, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Citation needed ...[edit]

... for this. Interesting fact and should be in the article. Do we have a source? Daniel Case (talk) 22:51, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

I originally got it from a Google news newspaper image, but a lot of that catalog is gone now. I'll look for another source, it's definitely true. Rikster2 (talk) 00:56, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Teams listed in biography infobox[edit]

What about Greg Oden? He has 2007–2012, but did not play from december 2009 to end of 2011–12 season? Should he not then be changed as well? I think it should be a tenure, not just when they actually played (unless they didn't play at all during their tenure with a club ie Andrew Bynum – which i agree with). It doesn't look good having only "2014" for Seth Curry for example or Wayns. For example, if someone signs with a club in January 2009 and leaves the club in April 2011 but only played one game for the club (in lets say) February 2009, they appeared for the club, therefore should have 20092011. It looks odd if (for this example), it only has 2009. DaHuzyBru (talk) 12:33, 8 January 2014 (UTC)


It is quite easy to tell due to that same format of editing... DaHuzyBru (talk) 13:48, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Willie Simmons[edit]

I had a go at his career history but it is shaky, Eurobasket has most of it but there are some holes which I'm not sure about. I don't know anything about him, hopefully you might. DaHuzyBru (talk) 12:04, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Anything more for this article? You still thinking of creating it? DaHuzyBru (talk) 15:52, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
If I get to it. But that is looking less likely. Rikster2 (talk) 03:54, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Infobox needed[edit]

Reid Gettys needs an infobox.Hoops gza (talk) 22:43, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, lots of people do ... I've made a mental note, but feel free to add it if you like. Rikster2 (talk) 14:41, 11 January 2014 (UTC)


Would All-NBA D-League Showcase teams meet pro basketball highlight threshold? DaHuzyBru (talk) 11:41, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

I wouldn't think so, it's a little fringe and the D-League is minor league after all (seems like we should stick to All-NBDL teams and specialty awards there). Worth noting in the prose of the article, though. But if you want, you can take it to WP:NBA to get other opinions. Rikster2 (talk) 12:58, 12 January 2014 (UTC)
All good. Won't bother with WP:NBA, just wanted your opinion. Cheers. DaHuzyBru (talk) 13:35, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

Hey, what's your view on this? DaHuzyBru (talk) 05:35, 15 January 2014 (UTC)


It doesn't really make sense to have someone be in Basketball Players from State, if their only affiliation is that they were born there. Is he really "from" North Dakota? I don't think anyone says they're "from" somewhere if their only relationship to it is its their birthplace. I don't know Doug McDermott personally, but I would be willing to bet he would answer Iowa if asked where he's from. He might even say "born in North Dakota, but from Iowa." Either way he's not a basketball player from North Dakota. Jrcla2 (talk) 03:08, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

where was the consensus on that? Actually, his dad coached in ND, Iowa and Michigan in his youth. And there are plenty of editors running a round WP who delete all categories except the state of birth when it comes to "people from" cats. It's not worth edit warring but I don't really get where this is coming from. Rikster2 (talk) 03:59, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
sorry, I didn't mean that I was accusing you of edit warring, just that it isn't something I will fight over. Rikster2 (talk) 04:06, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
I'm not too concerned about the category being included or excluded. Of all things to worry about that's near the bottom of the list. Whenever the day comes when all of the CPOYs are finished, I wonder if we'll have a Wikipedia editor equivalent of empty nest syndrome? lol (but seriously) I'm sure our next area of focus would be national championship navbox players and Helms AAs, but it will be a pop-champagne-kind-of-day when these CPOYs are through. Jrcla2 (talk) 13:46, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
There are a lot of significant coach articles missing. I'd suggest targeting those, but frankly I hate writing coach articles. I think it's because they look bare without the record tables and I find doing those incredibly tedious. Guess I just need to get over it and stub them out and let somebody else add the table if they want. National champ templates would be a useful next move as far as players go. I think those could be knocked out pretty fast. Rikster2 (talk) 14:54, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
I think with Helms AAs, I might target editors who have certain proclivities for editing. Redmen44 likes creating Wisconsin basketball articles, for example, so any early Wisconsin players would be in his wheelhouse. It'd help relieve some burden from me and you, who at this point are creating 90%+ of historical notable college players' bios. Another set of red links that'd be easy to knock out would be the remaining statistical leaders. Jrcla2 (talk) 14:41, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, we'll see. Recently I have started evaluating my involvement in Wikipedia. I may dial it back or stop altogether. There are many things that have always irritated me about WP and right now I am in a cycle where those are feeling bigger than the benefits. I don't know where I'll land on that though. Rikster2 (talk) 15:15, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
One way I reduced my irritation with WP is by going through my raw watchlist and removing hundreds of articles, categories, and templates from my purview. "Out of sight, out of mind" is the only way I can deal with some of the nonsense on here, especially the endless IP vandalism. Jrcla2 (talk) 17:30, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
Apologies again if I inadvertently added to the irritation level. You'd definitely be missed, but you gotta look out for yourself too.—Bagumba (talk) 02:34, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Country of birthplace[edit]

Saw your edit to remove US for Lebron James. I suppose its consistent with NBA/NFL/MLB bios, but it does seem to be against the practice in other bios. Even the few US presidents' bios I looked at have US in their birthplace. Maybe it's a general US bias we have, because Steve Nash has Johannesburg, South Africa—not Johannesburg, Gauteng or Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. It's probably unreasonable for non-US readers to know that Ohio is in the US, just like I wouldn't readily recognize some Australian provinces. Don't want to get in a big discussion about this; you won't find me adding nor removing countries. Figure it might save you some time too.—Bagumba (talk) 01:01, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Ron Charles (basketball)[edit]

Hello, just thought that you might like to know that I have a 1989 article from the Detroit News that says that Ron Charles was playing pro basketball in France at that time. This newspaper clipping could certainly be misinformation though. Thoughts?Hoops gza (talk) 05:06, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

You should go ahead and add it and the source to the article. It's probably accurate and the paper seems like a reliable source. Often international career is difficult to track for players prior to the last 10 years or so. Rikster2 (talk) 12:19, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

National POY[edit]

Saw your revert to Ralph Sampson. Agree that ACC POY should stay, but I thought you were on board with one entry for the alphabet soup of NPOY awards that was discussed at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_National_Basketball_Association/Archive_20#Consolidating_College_POY. No prob if you have different ideas now.—Bagumba (talk) 01:38, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

I am, but I'm not going to put myself out to revert the other stuff. I am not ok with the onus being on me to re key valid awards vs. the editor who made the changes with no consensus. Rikster2 (talk) 01:40, 6 February 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not always in the mood to sift out the good stuff either. Just wanted to be clear on the NPOY. Thx.—Bagumba (talk) 01:53, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Stupid question[edit]

This might be one of the stupidest questions ever, but how do you know when a new basketball article like Fred Slaughter gets created? Or is the simple response that it's on your watchlist?—Bagumba (talk) 23:08, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Missing players on championship templates are redlinks on my user page, so Slaughter came up that way. I also check the general WP:Basketball and WP:College Basketball lists linked on the project pages regularly. I also check the new pages link occasionally, but that usually doesn't turn much up. Rikster2 (talk) 23:17, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
I assume you mean ? I guess that only works if its assigned to a WikiProject already. Somehow I thought/hoped there might be some bot that looks for keywords in new articles.—Bagumba (talk) 23:29, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
that would be nice. But no. Rikster2 (talk) 23:34, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

1985–86 NCAA Division I men's basketball season[edit]

Rikster2. You edited [1] 1985–86 NCAA Division I men's basketball season over two years ago stating that you would replace with static standings. That hasn't happened. Would you like some help in doing so? --SportsMaster (talk) 17:27, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

I also didn't know if you think there is a specific template for doing so that is best. Thanks.--SportsMaster (talk) 17:31, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
if you feel strongly go ahead and do it yourself. My issue was the stat table templates were causing the page to crash and my guess is they'd have the same effect now. I am under no obligation to do edits on demand. Rikster2 (talk) 19:56, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
It was not a demand. I apologize. It was not intended to be perceived as one. The reason I ask is that I was wondering if you would help create a template that wouldn't crash or know of one to use. That is all. Thank you for your time. --SportsMaster (talk) 20:22, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

CFD speedy[edit]

Hi Rikster

I just thought that I should point out that your !vote to support at WP:CFD/S on Category:Snow College Badgers football coaches was a waste of your time.

Speedy nominations are not a discussion; they are a process whereby certain types of nominations proceed without discussion, unless opposed. That one was opposed, so it wasn't going to proceed unless the opposer withdrew.

A full discussion has been opened at WP:CFD 2014 February 17 ... and when I checked it I see you had already got there. Oh well :) --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 23:19, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

NBA Rising Star[edit]

Hey, I left a new topic on the NBA talk page that I would love your opinion on. Sorry I don't know how to give you the direct link. (T23tran (talk) 15:37, 27 February 2014 (UTC))


Yeah, for sure. I could use your help though, as I'm not great at college info – my college info I add to pro players I create comes solely from their college bios. I'll give it a go due to him having been a Boomer. Cheers. DaHuzyBru (talk) 06:54, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Done. What do you think? DaHuzyBru (talk) 12:19, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Year range MOS[edit]

Let's see if this edit sticks.—Bagumba (talk) 00:16, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Alex Francis[edit]

10 rebounds short! Do you think Bryant will get a bid to the CIT? If he has one more game he'd probably get it (you've gotta figure he'd be aware that he'd only need 10 more rebounds to hit 1,000). Or is Bryant's season over and Francis came agonizingly close to the 2000/1000 club? Jrcla2 (talk) 15:19, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

I think they're done. After reading their last game write up on the team site they referred to him closing his career. That's too bad. Rikster2 (talk) 20:43, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
He's got to be one of the closest ever to the 2000/1000 club without making it. We'll never know for sure, but damn. Jrcla2 (talk) 13:58, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Isn't Billy Baron's career over (re: [2])? Or does Canisius have a chance at the NIT or CIT? Jrcla2 (talk) 20:10, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

they might go CBI or cit. I would leave it til the tourneys are announced. Rikster2 (talk) 20:13, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
Fair enough. Jrcla2 (talk) 20:15, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Updating some pages for me?[edit]

Rikster, I'm headed to Richmond VA this weekend and from around 2:00 EST today through Sunday afternoon I won't be able to edit. Do you think you could keep an eye on this, this, this, and this for me? With conference tournament games starting today for Creighton and Ohio State, McDermott and Craft will be climbing up all of these leader boards. IPs go crazy when they can be "the first" to update, and never use the preview button, so I'm assuming that by the time I get back to these on Sunday evening each of those articles' edit histories will be muddled with IP crap (btw, the Games Played article doesn't have Craft on it yet because he's going to appear in his 145th career game tonight...also, his fellow OSU seniors might make that threshold too although I haven't double-checked). Anywho, I trust you to correctly update all stats, not just things like points scored, on these articles. If you can't or don't want to no big deal, thought I'd ask though. Sorry for rambling. Jrcla2 (talk) 15:12, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Sure. I can't promise I'll have much editing time til Saturday, but I'll keep an eye out. Rikster2 (talk) 21:47, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Re: College basketball templates[edit]

I am sorry for creating unnecessary navboxes like for CBE Classic MVP and Conference USA First Team, I don't mind if you remove them. But please do not remove the NCAA colors, I've tried hard to introduce them to "Infobox basketball biography" Temple of the Mousy (talk) 22:41, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Jason Brickman's birthplace[edit]

Jason Brickman was born in San Antonio, TX according to a well-respected basketball site called The exact link can be found here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Temple of the Mousy (talkcontribs) 00:04, 15 March 2014 (UTC) is notoriously bad about using "hometown" as birthplace. Need a second source to confirm. Rikster2 (talk) 00:25, 15 March 2014 (UTC)
This and this says San Antonio, TX but a bit like RealGM, they could be using hometown, but it's the best we have. Until something else says otherwise, San Antonio, Texas should be added. DaHuzyBru (talk) 09:18, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
ok, I buy the CBSSports site. The other one doesn't have any credibility to me though - who runs it, what is their source, etc. but fine for the S.A. Birthplace per the CBS source. Rikster2 (talk) 12:50, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
Regarding, I just found it when I searched google for his birthplace – it probably has no credibility whatsoever. And also, would you happen to know why NBL players no longer have team colours showing on the infobox. Could it be to do with User:Eccy89 changing stuff to do with infobox basketball club and integrating it into NBL team articles i.e. removing infobox NBL club. DaHuzyBru (talk) 13:21, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

CPOYs in multiple conferences[edit]

Finally, a source that confirms Granger Hall, Sedric Webber, and Doug McDermott as the only three Division I players to be named CPOYs in multiple conference: [3]. It doesn't mention Hall or Webber by name, but this official NCAA press release at least acknowledges McDermott is the third ever. Jrcla2 (talk) 13:53, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

That's cool. I traded emails with Creighton's SID for men's hoops about this over the weekend - doubt that was what did it, but the guy was very nice about it. Rikster2 (talk) 16:44, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Justin Watts[edit]

He should? I waited for his professional debut in Mexico, where despite being the second league in Mexico, is still a professional league – the QBL is semi-professional. Being a pro basketball player surely meets GNG yeah? Sure his college career was average, but now he's a pro, there should be no problem... DaHuzyBru (talk) 15:15, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

True, I saw him play in Toowoomba when the Rockets versed the Mountaineers! I personally think the CIBACOPA receives a decent level of coverage, their games even receive live scoring and stats. I think I've done a fair job with the article, and looking at WP:GNG, it meets what's listed their. Tbh, it really shouldn't be a concern, there are much less notable figures on Wikipedia. DaHuzyBru (talk) 16:00, 29 March 2014 (UTC)


Export hell seidel steiner.png Thank you for all your help on the Josh Gasser page. Some people are just trying to bully me on here but I really appreciate you helping me strengthen the pages I have been working on. This round is on me! Redmen44 (talk) 06:22, 30 March 2014 (UTC)


I kind of have argument with one user why we shouldn't put links to player nationalities in general info. French instead of French, Russian instead of Russian and so.. I want your opinion, for the reason you were correcting my edits over such things, and I took it by default since then. Thanks. AirWolf (talk) 20:39, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

WP:OVERLINK says "the names of major geographic features and locations; languages; religions; common occupations; and pre- and post-nominals" should generally not be linked. A nationality is the same as a country or language. People know what France is, or Croatia, or Kenya. They don't need a link to define it. Rikster2 (talk) 23:26, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! AirWolf (talk) 19:17, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Recently completed[edit]

The way I see it, a college basketball player is considered a part of the team until he or she graduates or turns pro. Just because they played their last game doesn't mean they're not still on the team. ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 20:51, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

that's not majority view. Look around at other seniors. I don't actually care that much. Rikster2 (talk) 20:53, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I don't really care that much either, just saying. Also, do you have a source for Roscoe Smith declaring for the draft? ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 20:57, 6 April 2014 (UTC) Rikster2 (talk) 20:58, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Stanley Johnson (basketball)[edit]

I don't know if you are watching Talk:Stanley Johnson (basketball), but come help make a decision. I may find a better picture, but for now those are our choices.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 03:22, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Personally, I like the second picture. Hey, did you get any good shots of Justin Jackson? That is an article I am thinking of creating. Rikster2 (talk) 04:09, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
I was looking for your comment on that talk page or in the article. Re Jackson, I should have everybody who played. I am ahead of last year's pace when I did not trim down the photos until Novemeber. Last year I took about 2500 shots. This year I only took about 1400 so it should be easier. Jackson picked up two awards and I have pictures of both of those. I am still going through my action shots. Hopefully, I can make 2014 McDonald's All-American Boys Game look better than last year's article in terms of pictures since I have a much better lens now. If you look, you can see my shutter speed last year was 1/250th of a second and this year it is 1/640th of a second. Thus my pictures should be more than twice as sharp and I was able to shoot with more than double the zoom. I will try to put my best action photo of each player in the 2014 MCDAAG article. So far I have only done the Chicago guys (Cliff Alexander, Jahlil Okafor and Tyler Ulis) and Johnson.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 13:58, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
Three pictures of Justin Jackson are now in the 2014 McDonald's All-American Boys Game article and there are a couple more on commons. I am still going through my pictures, but I might not find anything better for him.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 04:28, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
He is not really the main subject of some more that I just posted. Between File:20140402 MCDAAG Tyler Ulis attacks Justin Jackson (2).JPG and File:20140402 MCDAAG Tyler Ulis attacks Justin Jackson (3).JPG is a block, but since I can only shoot 5 frames per second, I missed it. If I had one of those 10 or 12 frames per second cameras, I would have caught it, but I can't afford those.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 15:50, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
Even though Jackson scored a lot, he is quite modest. He laid it up on open breakaways and clear path baskets. Anyone his size going to Carolina must be able to jam. I don't know what his deal is. Those folks on tobacco road are going to have to teach him that there is value to firing up the fans with dunks. P.S. his modesty is probably part of why he won the sportsmanship award.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 08:37, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
I have finished uploading my images at Commons:Category:2014_McDonald's_All-American_Boys_Game (108 of them). I have taken the time to crop about half of them and save them over the original.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 02:34, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Nikola Peković[edit]

Need help on this article as some users are constantly making changes on his nationality. They say he is a Serb based on his "Serbian tatooes", and him "raising three fingers" which in Serbia means gesture that he respect and like Serbian people, kind of patriotism salute widely spread.AirWolf (talk) 23:08, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Mark Tyndale[edit]

All right, I created the article on Mark Tyndale. It's pretty short, but I might work on it over the next week. Also, good job filling in the red links in the conference POY templates. I might tackle R.J. Hunter in the next week if no one gets to it. ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 20:09, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

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Thank you Rikster2 for all your duties in cleaning up articles. It is appreciated.

Robert4565 (talk) 21:14, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Jimmy McNatt[edit]

Just a heads up, someone out there really tries to WP:OWN Jimmy McNatt's article. User:Jkirks (and I'm assuming, who is probably Jkirks logged out) gets email notifications anytime that article is edited and he almost always tries to undo or alter those edits. Keep a close eye out on that article. Jrcla2 (talk) 20:23, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

if the guy is willing to work collaboratively I'm sure we can find a way. Otherwise, he's on the way to "three reverting" Rikster2 (talk) 22:28, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Notable player?[edit]

Is Jason Lathrem notable? He was added to the 1996 Kentucky championship navbox. Jrcla2 (talk) 17:57, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

not as a basketball player or coach Rikster2 (talk) 18:33, 24 April 2014 (UTC)


Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2014 April 30#Template:Sportspeople from Portland, Oregon. Jrcla2 (talk) 13:16, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Award 4 U[edit]

awarded to Rikster2 for being a member of the 50,000 Edit Club
Vjmlhds (talk) 17:06, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Brad Tinsley[edit]

Hey. Would you be able to help me with this guy removing information on Brad Tinsley. He and his two IPs he's used have been removing valid information about a signing, and now he claims he's "personally talked" to him about it (which I doubt). I don't want to get into an edit war so would you be able to have a look and possibly back me up? Cheers. DaHuzyBru (talk) 10:32, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Justin Jackson link[edit]

I've seen that on your "to-do" college basketball players list you've added Justin Jackson. There are actually multiple notable basketball players with the name (Cincinnati senior and North Carolina future freshman). Also, all over Wikipedia there are links that say "Justin Jackson (basketball)" rather than "Justin Jackson (basketball, born 1995." — Preceding unsigned comment added by Temple of the Mousy (talkcontribs) 15:37, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Not sure the Cincy player is truly notable. But whatever, if I get to creating the article I'll do it with the appropriate naming convention. Rikster2 (talk) 15:40, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Quin Snyder[edit]

Hello. I see you reverted the edit and accepted the last one. No worries about that, since I was actually trying to locate any reference, but was unable to do so which can happen mate.
However, the edit comments can be good mate, and can be stated to have good faith over someone.
You must know, I am new to my job role of "Reviewer", so it might be that, due to the same thing and in order to be extra cautious, I might have missed out on the relevant point. I try to go slow and read through completely in order to gain proper understanding of the edit.
I try to be extra cautious, and thus.
I now see the mention: Snyder most recently completed his first season as an assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks in 2013-14 under Mike Budenholzer, helping the Hawks to a 2014 playoff appearance.
Danke Schôn. Vishal Bakhai - Works 13:18, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

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Vishal Bakhai - Works 17:04, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Quin Snyder[edit]

I wanted to let you know that I reverted your edit, because of WP:SYNTH. Thanks, Lixxx235Got a complaint? 14:04, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

you really shouldn't have. The ref confirming the new job speaks of the old one in the past tense. Rikster2 (talk) 14:18, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Question on notability[edit]

Hi Rikster2,

Thank you for reviewing my articles and editing them; it is appreciated. I think that players who officially declared for the NBA Draft are notable because on Wikipedia basketball players are presumed notable if they have been selected in the first two rounds of the NBA Draft. The modern NBA Draft only consists of two rounds. Do you believe that these players (ones that officially declared for the NBA Draft, but haven't been selected yet) would be notable? Robert4565 (talk) 04:08, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

The short answer is no, not on those grounds. You can't forecast draft status based on mock draft sites and assume a person meets WP:NBASKETBALL. That said, pretty much all of the guys being discussed as draft picks meet Wikipedia's General notability guideline (GNG) due to press coverage during their college (and in some cases high school) careers. When I create articles for these players, I try to ensure I use secondary sources (such as major newspaper articles or articles on nationally recognized sports outlets) to establish GNG. Rikster2 (talk) 14:37, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
As I look, it appears you are creating articles for everyone who has declared. I would not say all those people are notable. In my opinion, William Alston is not notable as he is an obscure JC guy who just happened to submit paperwork for the NBA but most likely will not be drafted. Khem Birch on the other hand, is a star college player who has received significant news coverage throughout his career and is a serious candidate to be drafted. Just my 2 cents. Rikster2 (talk) 14:41, 21 June 2014 (UTC)


It was just those two that you mentioned Robert4565 (talk) 16:35, 21 June 2014 (UTC)


You're right about William Alston (basketball).I will put a Wikipedia:Proposed deletion on it, save the text onto my sandbox, and see if he gets drafted. If he does get drafted in the first two round I will recreate the article. Robert4565 (talk) 16:52, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Dario Šarić[edit]

Wait for the official announcement from the Anadlu Efes S.K. and him (his agent) that the deal is done. All we saw in the media was just a report. Edits you've done can be harmful, especially in the days prior the NBA Draft 2014, in which he was projected as high first round pick. Thanks! --AirWolf (talk) 11:05, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

OK, but the NBA knows he's signed. The reference was from Rikster2 (talk) 11:12, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
That is not true. You cited as a source the following: Report: Croatian forward Dario Saric to sign with Turkish club Anadolu Efes and either in that way it says it is a REPORT. Again, waith for the official announcement. Cheers! --AirWolf (talk) 11:41, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
It's fine to revert based on this, but I am not going to feel bad about it. If he, his agent and the Turkish team are hiding his signing so it won't hurt his draft position then he deserves to be found out. If this deal is announced Friday it's a sham. Rikster2 (talk) 11:46, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
Even in that case, you're not (we are not) someone who can change the information on our hand (how you say it "find out") before official signing.--AirWolf (talk) 11:50, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
I get it. Just so you know, is treating this as a done deal - - Again, I'm not going to feel bad about the edits as the deal is being reported everywhere at this point. But I won't change it again. Rikster2 (talk) 11:55, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
My point was not te make you feel bad about your edit. Just to make you wait for the official news, and not reports. Now that it is official, are you "happy", satisfied? Citing for the end:"If this deal is announced Friday it's a sham." - Suggestion - Leave that paranoid behavior outside wiki. Bye! --AirWolf (talk) 17:35, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
I don't care either way - it is merely a transaction. You said my edits could be "harmful" - with the suggestion that they might have some negative impact on the guy's draft position. That's BS. Rikster2 (talk) 18:00, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
That's not true. I won't discuss anymore. I just miss all these great contributors like Zagalejo nowdays who cared about official statements and not about sh*t (reports etc.) some are putting there. Done. --AirWolf (talk) 18:21, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
It's exactly true - read your first note. And just so you know, the article I linked was the first place I read it and didn't really sound like a "sources say" deal. I'm not sure why I ended up using a different reference, but I had plenty to choose from. Look, it's fine for you to revert my edits, just don't come over here and "tsk tsk" me over it on my Talk page. I don't need you to tell me my edits are "harmful" or that I should "leave that paranoid behavior outside wiki." You do good work on here and I appreciate it, but I have limits to what I'll put up with. Rikster2 (talk) 19:01, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Two questions[edit]

Hello, I have noticed that the Spanish article on Guy Williams (basketball) includes additional teams on which he played. Shall I add these in on the English article?

Also, you may recall me asking you about those CBA guides before. I am curious to know, what do they contain in the way of statistics? For instance, do they contain box scores of each CBA playoff game from the previous season, or just the championship round, etc.? - Hoops gza (talk) 21:42, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Do you happen to have the original ABA guides in your possession as well? If so, the same questions apply. - Hoops gza (talk) 21:45, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Sure, go ahead and add the teams from the other wiki. As for the CBA guides, yes, they typically have playoff box scores - at least for the finals. I'm traveling so can't look at one to check. Generally, the info for the previous season is very strong and there is a player register with everyone who played the year before with their entire CBA/NBA stats. I do have a couple ABA guides. They are basically like pre 1980 NBA Guides (prior to the publication of NBA registers) if you've ever seen those. Rikster2 (talk) 00:17, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I have do have some of those. I appreciate your help with this. - Hoops gza (talk) 02:13, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

When you have the chance, I would appreciate if you could check on the CBA guides, just to verify. These seem rather difficult to find now... how did you obtain them? - Hoops gza (talk) 02:20, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

DeAndre Daniels[edit]

Sorry, my mistake with deleting the reference. At the moment I'm a highly pumped UConn and am probably not paying great attention to detail — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:6:C00:F4:BDD1:F496:63F:A4C7 (talk) 04:39, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Bryce Cotton[edit]

Much like Donald Sloan last year [4] and Shayne Whittington this year [5], Cotton was signed by the Spurs to more then just a summer league contract before July 10. DaHuzyBru (talk) 11:13, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

OK, thanks. Rikster2 (talk) 13:07, 12 July 2014 (UTC)