John hoffmnEdit

This person did exist & was my grandfather. You need to do more research before you post about things you aren't sure of Kcbell019 (talk) 22:30, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

I have no idea what you are talking about Rikster2 (talk) 22:54, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

Ameer jacksonEdit

Hello sir , I seen you have wrote some bio articls on some professional players I know as well , I was wondering if I gave you my stats and my professional career could you help and make me one as well , I was the number 1 scorer in the country of Qatar in the QBL league ( Qatar basketball league ) and have a lot of numbers and links and stats to give you as well , please if you can sir this will really help my career out a lot Thank you sir — Preceding unsigned comment added by Whoxgot 44 (talkcontribs) 23:15, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

Barbarann KefferEdit

Hey. I don't usually tackle women's basketball players but I have been researching Barbarann Keffer, a player turned politician who was recently elected mayor of Upper Darby, PA. According to her council bio, whe was all-league at Harvard and played professionally in Germany and Ireland. I was just wondering if you thought it would be worthwhile to write an article for her or if she is notable. Thanks ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 15:32, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

It doesn’t sound like she meets WP:GNG for basketball, but maybe she does for her political career. It’s not an article I am interested in writing, but I don’t mind finding some info on her college career to flesh one out. Rikster2 (talk) 12:57, 21 December 2019 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day!Edit

Minneapolis RfCEdit

Your input here would be most welcome. -SusanLesch (talk) 18:41, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Paul SatherEdit

You were wondering about his birthday and birthplace and where I got them, which is understandable. I got the year and where straight from him (I already knew the date), so no you won't find it on the internet other than like Facebook. But, yeah, that's where I got it. (Thanks for making the page by the way, I did show it to him) — Preceding unsigned comment added by SS2027 (talkcontribs) 05:29, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

He seemed fine with it. Actually he kind of mentioned that I should add his DAC coach of the year so I've been trying to find out which year it was on the internet but have been unsuccessful so far

Terry FairEdit

A good article for you to tackle might be Terry Fair (basketball) who led Georgia to a Final Four and played professionally. He unfortunately died recently. ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 01:56, 2 February 2020 (UTC)

I will take a look. I have had less time to edit/create articles lately but might have some time this week. Rikster2 (talk) 13:31, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
ok I will tackle it if you don't get to it in the next few days. ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 19:52, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the recommendation. I heard the announcers were talking about Rose becoming the conference leading scorer, which surprised me since he has been a solid though not outstanding player. Guess it's because the AAC is a young conference. I haven't followed Temple that much since they've been so bad, though they did pick up an impressive comeback win against SMU today, but Rose is probably deserving of an article since he will be playing professionally this year if not in the NBA. I also should try to tackle his old teammate Shizz Alston who is playing in the G League if I'm not mistaken. ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 23:23, 8 February 2020 (UTC)


Retard he’s off the Pistons he’s a cavalier Platypus645 (talk) 01:31, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

lol. Then how come neither the Cavs nor the Pistons acknowledge it? Rikster2 (talk) 01:36, 7 February 2020 (UTC)


Hey, i went with this. Or is it not enough? Kante4 (talk) 17:41, 11 February 2020 (UTC)

Here aswell. Kante4 (talk) 17:42, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, those work. Thanks! Rikster2 (talk) 18:08, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
Ok, cool. Sorry für the revert, fingers too fat on phone... sorry again, my fault. Kante4 (talk) 20:23, 11 February 2020 (UTC)

Quinton RoseEdit

I have created Quinton Rose, though it took me long enough. Figured the AAC's all-time leading scorer should have a page. ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 15:32, 10 March 2020 (UTC)

Category:McDonald's High School All-AmericansEdit

Re your revert[1] on Category:McDonald's High School All-Americans.

This turns out to one of the categories affected by Template:CatAutoTOC#Bugs. Luckily, a v small number of categories seem to be hit as badly by it, so for now what i am doing is letting the bot do the change. Then I will go through Category:CatAutoTOC on pages where PAGESINCATEGORY returns zero, and tag the exceptions as ones for the bot to ignore. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 13:01, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

OK, so should I revert others I come across as well or are you saying this will this all be sorted out by you at the end? Rikster2 (talk) 13:03, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

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Thank youEdit

Thank you for finding the sources regarding Stu Aberdeen. I've requested access to via TWL. I currently have access to, but that website has almost no newspaper articles after 1911. --MrClog (talk) 09:41, 14 April 2020 (UTC)

Yes, it’s a great resource. Some parts of the country aren’t all that well-represented (like the west coast and big sky states) but a plethora of content nonetheless. Makes you realize where some of the content holes are for the internet. Rikster2 (talk) 12:24, 14 April 2020 (UTC)

College years spanEdit

Maybe you want to formalize somewhere (e.g. Template:Infobox basketball biography docs) if you don't want the tenure to include redshirt years, freshman teams, etc. I have noticed one newer user on my watchlist adding "missing" years e.g. at Kareem's page.—Bagumba (talk) 13:22, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

OK, it has always been years played unless there is a 1-year redshirt in the middle. Like, since college years started being added 10+ years ago. Not sure why this never made the template documentation. Rikster2 (talk) 13:23, 18 April 2020 (UTC)
There's also funky cases like Frank Vogel, who got a degree at Kentucky but never played varsity there.—Bagumba (talk) 13:27, 18 April 2020 (UTC)
not supposed to show non-playing colleges in the infobox but some leniency for coaches Rikster2 (talk) 13:31, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

Retired/honored jerseysEdit

Another thing I remembered, are articles specific about retired numbers versus jerseys? I don't really follow which school does what, but I did see another user changing Chamberlain to remove "jersey" in the infobox about his Kansas retired #.—Bagumba (talk) 13:43, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

It’s usually on the program page. I don’t think Kansas retires numbers. Sounds like very thorough template documentation or a style guide needs to be put together to explain the ins and outs. The template page can’t handle all the detail Rikster2 (talk) 13:45, 18 April 2020 (UTC)
Ideally would be some college basketball style guide, but WP:NBASTYLE might suffice since most would presumably have been in the NBA.—Bagumba (talk) 13:48, 18 April 2020 (UTC)
Could we just broaden the NBA Style guide so it applies to college, other pro and international play? They use a common infobox, seems like fleshing out the info in the style guide would make it more broadly applicable. Rikster2 (talk) 14:02, 18 April 2020 (UTC)
Honestly think international should remain separate. It's a big enough accomplishment to get all NBA editors on board. College I don't forsee any major problems if it's combined. There some editors I see that are adding second-tier HS All-Star games to ibxs, similar to how every underage national team medal is thrown into the ibx.—Bagumba (talk) 16:17, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

Do Tar Heel honored numbers belong in ibx? On one hand, we allow Kansas retired jerseys. On the other, Carolina actually retires numbers too. Then would we put school hall of fames too? Phoenix Suns Ring of Honor?—Bagumba (talk) 14:42, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

No team/school/city/region HOFs. That isn’t the same as a number or jersey being retired. A lot of fan favorite non-greats get inducted into team and school HOFs. As for UNC I haven’t given it much thought. As long as it designates jersey vs number it feels in line with the others. I probably wouldn’t put them in the infobox, but I don’t have much passion either way. Rikster2 (talk) 14:48, 19 April 2020 (UTC)
At least KU and UNC have decent standards to be honored, though I was looking at Brandon Rush and I wonder if KU was liberal in letting a 2× "Wooden All-American" qualify him. Truth is, colleges these days retire numbers to get former player to donate money or do PR, and to give alumni something to be nostalgic about and donate e.g. USC and DeMar DeRozan.—Bagumba (talk) 15:45, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

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Craig SagerEdit

This says he walked onto the basketball team. Also this. ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 23:01, 23 April 2020 (UTC)

Right, but did he appear in one game for the varsity? He could have walked on as a freshman and neve played varsity basketball. Rikster2 (talk) 23:03, 23 April 2020 (UTC)
Whatever, I don't really care that much about the cat. It seems he was on the team but I can't see if he got much playing time. ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 14:48, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
OK, here it is. “played for the freshman basketball team.” That’s not varsity so no category. Rikster2 (talk) 15:51, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

Birthplace infoboxEdit

Hey. You're often the expert on this subject – a user has added "U.S." to Ray Allen's infobox birthplace citing Template:Infobox person. I have always kept country out of the infobox and I think you have too. Is there a guideline for this? We usually say it's because the US is a big country, yeah? What are your thoughts? Cheers. DaHuzyBru (talk) 15:55, 27 April 2020 (UTC)

The user is referring to Template:Infobox person guidelines. Basketball figures use Template:Infobox basketball biography, which specifically states dropping the country. Adding US is not a Wikipedia requirement. Rikster2 (talk) 16:01, 27 April 2020 (UTC)
Perfect. Thanks for that! DaHuzyBru (talk) 16:02, 27 April 2020 (UTC)
Since nationality is listed, and it's the norm for an American to be born in the US, its redundant to state US. The documentation says "Do not list country if consistent with nationality", and has a link to the discussion on it.—Bagumba (talk) 16:20, 27 April 2020 (UTC)

UNC Men’s basketball walk-onEdit

I recently saw that North Carolina has added a preferred walk on (Creighton Lebo). Per [2] and was wondering if sense he’s a freshman he should be added as a recruit? UNC2 (talk) 05:44, 29 April 2020 (UTC)

We don’t usually include recruited walk-ons in the recruit section. Rikster2 (talk) 23:34, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

Landry KosmalskiEdit

Hey I was wondering if you could search for Landry Kosmalski, current Swarthmore head coach who played at Davidson from 1996 to 2000. I have applied for membership but I don't know how long it takes to get approved. He was a First-Team All-Southern Conference selection as a junior and senior so there should be some coverage. Specifically, I know he played in France and Sweden but I don't know what teams he played for. Thanks. ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 18:43, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

I’ll take a look. May not be tonight. Rikster2 (talk) 23:31, 3 May 2020 (UTC)
OK thanks. I'll take whatever you got. What I was really looking for was about his pro career though, but I guess that would be in foreign publications. ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 22:22, 4 May 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the sources. I have incorporated them in the article. Do you know where I can look about what pro teams he played for and years? Also there may be some info on Paul Biancardi if you want to tackle that, I already incorporated one source I found on Google. ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 19:24, 5 May 2020 (UTC)
Try User:DaHuzyBru. He has premium access to which often has complete career info outside the US. Rikster2 (talk) 21:37, 5 May 2020 (UTC)

Charlie BrownEdit

Ok, I'll back off for now. Didn't mean to interrupt. ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 18:08, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

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Parker Jackson-CartwrightEdit

I feel like we had this discussion for college but not high school. Specifically, do we list high school in the infobox if a player never competed for the team? Parker Jackson-Cartwright transferred to Sierra Canyon School during his senior season but never played basketball due to an academic issue. ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 22:03, 12 June 2020 (UTC)


I mentioned that Ronald Ross is my next article to finish out the Chip Hilton Award winners. I'm thinking I might start plucking away at completing East Coast Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year winners after that. I'm crazy busy so it will be a slow process, but it'd be nice to fully wrap up another CPOY article (especially one that's discontinued).

You keep doing your thing on whatever strikes your interests! But just thought I'd let you know in case you want to help out (if you don't have inclination for these players, it's honestly okay). SportsGuy789 (talk) 12:57, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

I have a couple of articles “next up” but maybe can help after those are done. I can try to help out w DOB and other info of any played in the CBA - I have the full run of league registers from 1978 to 2004 now Rikster2 (talk) 13:03, 19 June 2020 (UTC)
Sounds good. SportsGuy789 (talk) 15:12, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

Shane HamminkEdit

Hi, maybe I'm wrong (I'm foreign), but he should have the US citizenship because of the fact that he was born in the USA and the Ius Soli. --Valentinenba97 (msg) 18:54, 21 June 2020 (UTC)

Temple Tucker picEdit

I'm bad at licensing when it comes to photographs. Since you seem to know how to navigate that world, I was wondering if there are any Temple Tucker photos that you know which could be added to improve his article? I see you added one for Gene Schwinger. Thanks. SportsGuy789 (talk) 23:42, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

I just Googled “Rice University yearbooks” then browsed the relevant years. Yearbook pictures before 1977 are public domain. I use the “Public domain - no notice” reason code when uploading the photo Rikster2 (talk) 23:48, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
Ahh good to know, thank you. SportsGuy789 (talk) 03:26, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
I added a photo to his article, but I'm pretty sure it's going to get deleted off of Commons. I don't know what specific steps you take to get these photos uploaded, so I wasn't able to find the same licensing type that you've been using. It didn't look the same at all compared to the photo for Schwinger, for example. SportsGuy789 (talk) 17:50, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
I tried to tag the reason, hopefully whomever works it will see what we are trying to do and clean up the formatting. I don’t know how to add the reason later, but in the Upload steps on Commons you click a radio button that the file isn’t your work, then select “another reason not listed” near the bottom of the options. There you have a link for reason codes. Once you drill down in the US to the reason codes there is one called Template:PD-US-no notice which is the one I use. Ii is for pictures in the public domain with no copyright notice prior to 1977, which includes most yearbooks. Rikster2 (talk) 18:16, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! Okay moving forward I'll use your method step by step. Hopefully your update to the image will suffice. The Commons photo patrollers are ruthless, in my experience. SportsGuy789 (talk) 23:05, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

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