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Proposed deletion of Carrying (basketball) edit


The article Carrying (basketball) has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Carrying is colloquial but I have not come across a rule book or ruleset that lists carry(ing) as a violation. From what I've come across, the rulesets define the carry as the hand dropping below the basketball, but it only serves to stop a live dribble. If a player dribbles again after stopping his dribble, whether or not a carry is used to stop the dribble, a double dribble violation is called. If a player lifts his pivot foot after stopping his dribble and places it back down without shooting or passing the ball, whether or not a carry is used to stop the dribble, a traveling violation is called. Suffice it to say there is no carry violation in the rule book.

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I don't think this is a good prod candidate. It needs more eyes on it. There is some legitimate confusion over what constitutes "carrying," but the term commonly appears in basketball discourse (for example, [1]). Zagalejo (talk) 23:08, 16 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
Isn't "carrying" another form of traveling (basketball)? As WP:ATD, it should be redirected instead to that article. Howard the Duck (talk) 00:00, 17 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
There are separate hand signals for traveling and carrying (see page 63 of FIBA's rules). Zagalejo (talk) 04:27, 17 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
Ooooh so these are different violations, at least FIBA-wise, right? Howard the Duck (talk) 20:32, 17 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
It appears so. Zagalejo (talk) 22:52, 17 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

About Draft:Alimat Abiola edit

Hello all,

This draft is currently (about 10 am UTC 18 Mar 2024) tagged for speedy speedy deletion.

As you can see, the draft's only references are from EuroBasket statistics.

It would appear from this and this that she may have played College Basketball for the - "(EX Arkanases, USA)", in that "" mention but presumably Arkansas Razorbacks women's basketball, and may well have been picked as a participant in the Nigeria women's national basketball team in "call-up list of players" ( mention) for preliminary matches leading up to Women's basketball at the 2024 Summer Olympics.

I would appreciate your opinions and assistance with this.

Shirt58 (talk) 🦘 10:18, 18 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

I've cleaned it up and it is no longer tagged for speedy speedy deletion. It does however need significant coverage to be moved back to mainspace. She seems to come from England and attended three colleges in the United States where she played college basketball. I only did a brief search for sources but didn't come up with anything that was both independent of the subject and significant. Alvaldi (talk) 11:27, 18 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

"Referees" or "Officials" in Template:Basketballbox? edit

There is a discussion relevant to this project at Template talk:Basketballbox, requesting that the word "referees" be replaced by "officials". Please contribute there if you have a comment. – Jonesey95 (talk) 00:19, 19 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Professional chronology in articles edit

I am participating in the WP:CUP. I am trying to score a lot of points at WP:GA. User:AirshipJungleman29 reviewed my Talk:Jordan Murphy (basketball)/GA1 nomination and I am now having second thoughts on my response. It is commonly accepted to have a new subsection for each new team affiliation in a bio. Typically, in these subsections we merely note when a player signed with a team, was traded or left a team. He asked me to try to avoid sequential stubby paragraphs and I merged a bunch of minimal paragraphs. Should I be doing this. Is it O.K. to have limited transaction announcement style paragraphs?-TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 02:45, 22 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

People do it, but it's poor form for GA. Per MOS:OVERSECTION:

Very short sections and subsections clutter an article with headings and inhibit the flow of the prose. Short paragraphs and single sentences generally do not warrant their own subheadings.

Bagumba (talk) 04:25, 22 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Sydney Johnson USA Basketball role edit

I am having a bit of trouble understanding which role Sydney Johnson had for USA Basketball that is described as "a team scout for the USA Basketball February 2020 FIBA AmeriCup Qualifying Team." I see 2022 FIBA AmeriCup qualification and {{FIBA AmeriCup}} does not include a 2020 team.-TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 23:10, 9 May 2024 (UTC)Reply