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- ...that George Evans won his first of three Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player of the Year awards as a 28-year-old sophomore?
- ...that after the Division I men's basketball coach Norman Shepard went undefeated in his first year, he quit?
- ...that Howell Peacock, while a medical student, coached the North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team as well as future Governor of North Carolina Luther H. Hodges?
- ...that after the departure of head coach Fred Boye left the North Carolina men's basketball team coachless for two seasons, the team actually won more games?
- ...that the Griffin, the new athletics mascot for the College of William and Mary, beat out a king and queen, a phoenix, a pug, and a wren for the position?
- ...that Tony Dunkin is the only NCAA Division I four-time conference player of the year for men's basketball?
- ...that Darrell Floyd's day job paid more than the NBA basketball team the Saint Louis Hawks were offering?
- ...that Connie Yori, the current Nebraska Cornhuskers women's basketball head coach, is the inaugural winner of the Kay Yow Award?
- ...that John Rinka, the eighth-highest scoring player in NCAA men's basketball history, scored 3,251 points in the era before the three-point line was instituted?
- ...that Charles Jenkins of Hofstra University is only the ninth repeat-winner of the Haggerty Award in its 75-year history?
- ...that after receiving scant interest from college basketball scouts as a high school senior, Jason Conley would go on to become the first (and only) freshman to win the NCAA Division I scoring title?
- ...that Jay Handlan set the NCAA college basketball record of 71 field goal attempts in a single game while playing for Washington and Lee University?
- ...that Sherman White is remembered as the best college basketball player in Long Island University history, though few got to see him play?
- ...that Murray Wier was the first officially recognized NCAA men's basketball season scoring leader in 1947–48?
- ...that Grady Wallace of South Carolina beat out Elgin Baylor and Wilt Chamberlain to secure the 1956–57 NCAA men's basketball scoring title?
- ...that Mickell Gladness once recorded 16 blocks which set the NCAA Division I men's basketball single game record?
- ...that Anthony Roberts is the only other NCAA Division I men's basketball player besides Pete Maravich to score 60+ points in two or more games?
- ...that Gene Englund won the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament and National Basketball League championship in back-to-back seasons?
- ...that John Rudometkin's NBA career was cut short due to his battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
- ...that depleted student bodies at American universities caused by World War II enabled Dick Ives to play basketball for Iowa as a 17-year-old freshman?
- ...that in his three total professional basketball seasons, Bob Kinney played in the BAA, NBA and NPBL?
- ...that Bud Ogden played for the Philadelphia 76ers, his younger brother played for the San Francisco Warriors and their father was a Medal of Honor recipient?
- ...that Bud Ogden played for the Philadelphia 76ers, his younger brother played for the San Francisco Warriors and their father was a Medal of Honor recipient? (counts twice because I created both Ogden brothers' articles)
- ...that Bill Erickson started the Rockford College men's basketball program and was its first head coach?
- ...that George Munroe is a retired American professional basketball player, Navy veteran, Rhodes scholar, lawyer, and former CEO of Phelps Dodge Corporation?
- ...that Bill Henry was listed as Rice University's all-time greatest men's basketball player in the 2009 book ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game?
- ...that after playing basketball for the Chicago Stags, Gene Rock joined the Los Angeles Police Department and was eventually promoted to captain?
- ...that that due to his intense fear of flying, Bill Green was never able to play for the NBA's Boston Celtics?
- ...that Jack Parkinson passed up a Major League Baseball contract with the Cincinnati Reds to play for Adolph Rupp and the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team?
- ...that Herb Wilkinson, a devout Mormon, quit his professional basketball job with the Minneapolis Lakers because they made him play on Sundays?
- ...that after recovering from polio as a 12-year old, Leo Byrd went on to win a gold medal with the United States men's basketball team at the 1959 Pan American Games?
- ...that Ed Beisser won three consecutive AAU basketball national championships from 1946 to 1948 and was selected as an alternate for the United States men's national basketball team?
- ...that University of Kentucky All-American Forest Sale served for five terms in the Kentucky House of Representatives before bowing out of politics?
- ...that Leroy Wright was the first repeat winner of the NCAA Division I men's basketball rebounds title, achieving the feat in 1959 and 1960?
- ...that although he began playing basketball only after high school, Notre Dame forward John Moir broke every single school scoring record set by three-time All American Moose Krause in the 1930s?
- ...that Willie Jackson is the Atlantic Sun Conference's all-time leading scorer in men's basketball?
- ...that March 13, 2001 was named "Ronnie McCollum Day" in Shreveport, Louisiana to honor the basketball player of that name?
- ...that Daren Queenan won the 1989 Continental Basketball Association Dunk Contest?
- ...that Nick Fazekas, the number one overall selection in the 2010 NBA Development League Draft, was a D-League All-Star before he was even picked?
- ...that the entire 2009 NBA Development League Expansion Draft took place via teleconference?
- ...that two teams from the NBA Development League's Western Conference played each other in the 2010 Finals to determine the champion?
- ...that former college basketball standout Byron Larkin admitted that he "didn't put [his] best foot forward trying to make it" to the NBA?
- ...that in each of the 2001 NBDL and 2006 NBA Development League Expansion drafts, there were four players selected who had previously been chosen in NBA Drafts?
- ...that in each of the 2001 NBDL and 2006 NBA Development League Expansion drafts, there were four players selected who had previously been chosen in NBA Drafts? (counts twice because I created both articles)
- ...that Omar Cook and Will Conroy are the only two players to have been named to the All-NBA Development League Team three times?
- ...that Dwayne Schintzius was the oldest player selected in the 2001 NBDL Supplemental Draft at 33 years old?
- ...that Tim Smith was named the Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year in his school's first year as a conference member?
- ...that Greg Koubek was the first men's basketball player to play in four NCAA Tournament Final Fours?
- ...that basketball player Charlie T. Black won two national championships and was named the Helms Foundation National Player of the Year while at Kansas?
- ...that the Albuquerque Thunderbirds were awarded the first overall selection in the 2009 NBA Development League Draft?
- ...that one day before the 1996–97 NBA season began, Golden State Warriors player Marcus Mann quit the team to become a Christian minister?
- ...that on December 13, 2005, Rashad Jones-Jennings became just the tenth NCAA Division I men's basketball player since 1973 to record 30 or more rebounds in a single game?
- ...that Obie Trotter ended up playing college basketball at Alabama A&M because his mother felt their head coach was a "godly man"?
- ...that Bob McCurdy, described by former basketball teammate Kevin Eastman as having virtually no quickness, dribbling skills, jumping ability or foot speed, led NCAA Division I in scoring in 1974–75?
- ...that Kevin Houston holds the U.S. Military Academy's men's basketball records for points in a game (53), season (953) and career (2,325)?
- ...that Alvin Young was cut from his high school basketball team every single year, yet went on to lead NCAA Division I in scoring in college?
- ...that after his professional basketball career ended, Boo Ellis worked as a security guard in his hometown of Hamilton, Ohio?
- ...that although Chris Marcus was seven feet tall in high school, it took convincing from the school's basketball coach for him to play for the team?
- ...that, after his professional basketball career in Israel was over, Jerome Lambert became a firefighter in Arkansas?
- ...that Ralph Crosthwaite never played in the NBA, despite being drafted by both the Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics?
- ...that Clyde Mayes played on four different NBA teams in just two seasons before leaving to pursue his professional basketball career in Europe?
- ...that Jerry Nemer was the first Jew to captain a major athletic team at the University of Southern California?
- ...that in addition to being named an All-American in both football and basketball at the University of Oklahoma, Tom Churchill finished fifth in the decathlon at the 1928 Summer Olympics?
- ...that basketball players Grady Livingston of Howard and Anwar Ferguson of Houston were each NCAA Division I season blocks leaders during their careers?
- ...that basketball players Grady Livingston of Howard and Anwar Ferguson of Houston were each NCAA Division I season blocks leaders during their careers? (counts twice because I created both articles)
- ...that Al Szolack lost all 245 professional basketball games he ever played in?
- ...that as a senior, basketball player Pete Padgett received the Doc Martie Award, given annually to the University of Nevada's top male athlete?
- ...that Jerry Harper was the first Alabama Crimson Tide men's basketball player to lead his team in scoring all four years?
- ...that among the all-time list of AAU Men's Basketball All-Americans, 33 have competed in the Olympic Games while nine have been enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame?
- ...that it was Jerry Shipp who led the United States men's national basketball team in scoring at the 1964 Summer Olympics, even though its roster included two future Hall of Famers?
- ...that basketball player Dick Davies played for his Hall of Fame father, Bob, before going on to win a gold medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics?
- ...that former basketball player Bill Thieben is considered the first "big man" in Hofstra University history?
- ...that Tom Sullivan is only the second head coach in UMBC Retrievers men's basketball history to amass 100 career wins?
- ...that as a senior in 1972–73, St. John's University basketball standout Billy Schaeffer averaged a school record 24.7 points per game en route to winning the Haggerty Award?
- ...that former Columbia Lions men's basketball coach Gordon Ridings "never saw a harder worker" than John Azary?
- ...that during his senior season at St. John's, basketball player Boo Harvey hit three buzzer-beating, game-winning shots?
- ...that Albie Grant is the only Long Island Blackbirds men's basketball player to average 20+ points and 10+ rebounds for his career?
- ...that the 1939–40 NYU Violets men's basketball team, led by Ben Auerbach, finished the regular season with an 18–1 record yet did not play in a postseason tournament?
- ...that when Rodney Blake graduated from Saint Joseph's University in 1988, his 419 career blocks were the most in NCAA Division I men's basketball history?
- ...that David Holston scored over 2,000 points during his high school basketball career, yet was not offered a single college scholarship?
- ...that during B. B. Davis' basketball career at Lamar University, his team won the conference championship every year?
- ...that Rob Feaster is the Patriot League's all-time men's basketball scoring leader, yet still only ranks second at his own school?
- ...that former Idaho Vandals basketball player Orlando Lightfoot once scored 50 of his team's 69 points in a game?
- ...that Bill Lange led the North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball program to its first ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 1941?
- ...that Darren Brooks is the only basketball player in Missouri Valley Conference history to be named both its Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in consecutive seasons?
- ...that watching Tom Parker play helped former Kentucky Wildcats basketball standout Jack Givens decide to attend Kentucky?
- ...that Tennessee Volunteers basketball coach Ray Mears recruited Mike Edwards without even having seen him play competitively?
- ...that "Tank" Collins was forced by his mother to play basketball to get over the death of his father and went on to become the American South Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year?
- ...that Kobe Bryant once claimed that Rashad Phillips was the "best player" never selected in an NBA Draft?
- ...that University of Toledo basketball player Bill Walker was the first official NCAA season assists leader in 1950–51?
- ...that former basketball guard Stefon Jackson, who played for the UTEP Miners, is Conference USA's all-time scoring leader with 2,456 points?
- ...that Nemo Gaines is the only graduate of the United States Naval Academy to play in Major League Baseball?
- ...that Mike Pegues scored 2,030 points during his college career between 1996 and 2000, setting a Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens men's basketball record that still stands?
- ...that during All-American basketball player Elliott Loughlin's U.S. Navy career, he earned two Navy Crosses, two Legions of Merit and one Silver Star?
- ...that a broken right ankle prevented Earl Belcher from playing in the NBA, and he is now a professional jazz musician?
- ...that Larry Jeffries was twice named the Southland Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year while playing for the Trinity Tigers?
- ...that nearly half of all of the championships won by the William & Mary Tribe football team have occurred during current head coach Jimmye Laycock's tenure?
- ...that current Oakland University senior basketball player Reggie Hamilton was the only true freshman to receive the honor of being named to the Summit League All-Newcomer Team?
- ...that when basketball player Walter Luckett was a senior in high school, he averaged a triple-double of 39.5 points, 16 rebounds and 13 assists per game?
- ...that Jay Jeffrey was the first Division I head coach in Texas State Bobcats baseball history?
- ...that upon his death in June 2012, Walter J. Zable had been the world's oldest public company CEO at age 97?
- ...that former basketball player Bob Harstad is just one of four players in Missouri Valley Conference history to accrue both 2,000+ points and 1,000+ rebounds in his career?
- ...that among the all-time head coaches in William & Mary Tribe football's history, three have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and one other into the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
- ...that former Pepperdine basketball player Levy Middlebrooks was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year in 1988?
- ...that Hameen Ali received the Disney Sports Spirit Award, awarded annually to the "most inspirational" college football player who overcomes adversity?
- ...that Isaiah Wilkerson holds the NJIT Highlanders men's basketball program records for points and rebounds in their Division I era?
- ...that both Mekeli Wesley and his brother Tai were NCAA Division I men's basketball conference players of the year during their careers?
- ...that Sedric Webber was named an NCAA Division I men's basketball conference player of the year in two different conferences?
- ...that former basketball player Brian Ehlers is now a police officer?
- ...that current Ohio Bobcats men's basketball player D. J. Cooper is "among the best" point guards in college basketball according to analyst Jay Bilas?
- ...that the University of North Texas' Tony Mitchell is a projected lottery pick in June's 2013 NBA Draft?
- ...that college basketball player O. D. Anosike was nicknamed O. D. as a child after his kindergarten classmates struggled to pronounce his given name, Oderah?
- ...that 2012–13 Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year, Khalif Wyatt, was considered "high maintenance" early in his career by his head coach, Fran Dunphy?
- ...that Towson University men's basketball player Jerrelle Benimon was not even selected to the 2012–13 preseason all-conference team, yet went on to become its player of the year?
- ...that Memphis Tigers basketball player Joe Jackson was the first in league history to win back-to-back Conference USA Tournament MVP awards?
- ...that Detroit Titans men's basketball player Ray McCallum, Jr. was "one of the most highly-recruited players in school history"?
- ...that former Marquette University basketball player Tony Miller recorded 956 assists during his career, which is currently the seventh-most in NCAA Division I history?
- ...that Florida A&M Rattlers basketball player Terrence Woods won the 2004 NCAA Division I three-point shooting contest at the conclusion of his senior season?
- ...that Lefty Driesell Award winner Tommy Brenton guided the 2012–13 Stony Brook Seawolves men's basketball team to their program's first ever postseason tournament win?
- ...that Belmont University's Ian Clark was named the 2012–13 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year in the school's first year in the conference?
- ...that it took seven statisticians 57 minutes to finalize the box score after the highest scoring men's basketball game in NCAA history had ended?
|The Running Man Barnstar|
|For improvements to Nancy Lieberman Award, Wade award and other basketball awards, nice work SPhilbrickT 22:42, 1 September 2009 (UTC)|
|The Original Barnstar|
|For all your help getting the ACC POY article up to FL status, your help getting Norman Shepard to a DYK, and all your hard work on basketball related articles, you deserve (at a minimum) this barnstar. Thanks again for all your help. Remember (talk) 18:28, 29 September 2009 (UTC)|
|The College football Barnstar|
|I hereby award you, Jrcla2, the College Football Barnstar for meritorious service to the WikiProject College Football, above and beyond the call of duty (and to the detriment of your day job), for your diligent work in the enhancement of navboxes and the deletion of redundant succession boxes from the articles of Division I FCS and lower division coaches. Congratulations, Jrcla2, and carry on. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 17:10, 7 January 2011 (UTC)|
|The Barnstar of Diligence|
|For helping make the encyclopedia more complete and user-friendly. Cheers! —Eustress talk 21:23, 10 March 2011 (UTC)|
|The Special Barnstar|
|Thanks for your words of support on the DYK page for the article Allen Forward. I, like you, see DYKs as a small oasis in Wikipedia where a little bit of misdirection and fun can be had. Thank you for your input.FruitMonkey (talk) 21:33, 1 June 2011 (UTC)|
|The Editor's Barnstar|
|Thank you for your contributions to articles that I created, especially Roger Strickland. NBA Fan44 (talk) 02:54, 18 July 2011 (UTC)|
|The Original Barnstar|
|Thanks for all your help cleaning up the UNC coach articles. I greatly appreciate all your hard work. Without you I am sure most college basketball articles would be in much worse. Keep up the great work. Remember (talk) 14:11, 22 August 2011 (UTC)|
|The Technical Barnstar|
|I want to thank you for going in and adding the necessary info to the discussion pages of the categories I'm creating for the Horizon League. I'm basing the categories on what is currently being used by the ACC. I was planning on doing all of that tomorrow but I'm glad someone more experienced is doing it for me because I have a lot to learn about classes and stub/start and whatnot. City boy77 (talk) 05:35, 28 August 2011 (UTC)|
|The Original Barnstar|
|Thanks for the work that you have done on Lamar Cardinals related articles! ThomasHorn7 (talk) 22:31, 28 August 2011 (UTC)|
|The Original Barnstar|
|Great work on the Rashad Phillips page. I believe the only thing missing is that his jersey was retired at The University of Detroit Mercy, November 19, 2010. Bolford101 (talk) 22:50, 23 June 2013 (UTC)|
|The NBA WikiProject Barnstar|
|Thank you for all of your edits on basketball articles connected to the NBA. You have greatly improved many of these articles. Robert4565 (talk) 19:16, 12 March 2014 (UTC)|
|The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar|
|Thank you Jrcla2 for all your contributions to my pages and others. You have contributed greatly to wikipedia, and you deserve recognition. Robert4565 (talk) 14:08, 24 May 2014 (UTC)|
|The 25 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal|
|Congratulations for creating so many good basketball player and coach articles, enough to put you up on the scoreboard at WP:DYKLIST! Great work, champ! Binksternet (talk) 22:09, 2 November 2010 (UTC)|
|The 50 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal|
|Congratulations on reaching the 50 DYK mark. Keep up the full-court press and good work! - The Bushranger One ping only 23:34, 3 January 2011 (UTC)|
|The 100 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal|
|Congrats on getting to 100! :D LauraHale (talk) 09:38, 25 June 2012 (UTC)|
| Congratulations on reaching 100000 edits. You have achieved a milestone that very few editors have been able to accomplish. The Wikipedia Community thanks you for your continuing efforts. Keep up the good work!