James “Pappy” Ricks

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James Louis Ricks (1927 – 2011)[1] was an American basketball player for the New York Rens. The entire team was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1963.

Ricks was one of the original members of the Rens.[2] He would play with them from 1932 to 1936.[3]

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  1. ^ "James Ricks Obituary - Albany, NY | Albany Times Union". Legacy.com. Retrieved 2017-03-16. 
  2. ^ "The Revival of the Renaissance | The Black Fives Foundation". Blackfives.org. 2007-11-07. Retrieved 2017-03-16. 
  3. ^ Henry Louis Gates. Harlem Renaissance Lives from the African American National Biography. Books.google.com. p. 128. Retrieved 2017-03-16.