Dion Waiters

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dePRODed by creator. Concern was: Not a professional player. Fails to meet criteria at WP:Athlete. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 02:52, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

Keep - the article is spartan, but the subject is notable. One doesn't have to be professional to be notable. At WP:ATHLETE, college athletes can be notable if they: 1) Have won a national award (such as those listed in Template:College Football Awards or the equivalent in another sport), or established a major Division I (NCAA) record, 2) Were inducted into the hall of fame in their sport (for example, the College Football Hall of Fame), or 3) Gained national media attention as an individual, not just as a player for a notable team. Waiters was an honorable mention All-American and received significant national press coverage this year - he meets notability on two counts. And while this doesn't make him notable now, he's a lock to be selected in the 2012 NBA Draft, which is less than 2 weeks away (which would make him notable a third time). Rikster2 (talk) 03:48, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
Note: This debate has been included in the list of Basketball-related deletion discussions. Rikster2 (talk) 03:58, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Keep per Rikster. Article just needs a lot of improvement, but the person is notable.--Yankees10 17:09, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
Note: This debate has been included in the list of Sportspeople-related deletion discussions. • Gene93k (talk) 13:59, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Keep- Dion Waiters is already notable for being selected as an honorable mention All-American and he will be selected in the NBA Draft soon. I will also work to improve the article. NBA Fan44 (talk) 14:51, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Keep for now. There's a 99% chance he'll be selected in the upcoming 2012 NBA Draft. If for some inexplicable reason he doesn't get drafted, then I might entertain a delete !vote. Jrcla2 (talk) 14:13, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
    • Comment - Waiters has pulled out of all workouts because it is widely believed he has a guarantee that the Suns will take him with their lottery pick. There is a 99% chance he goes LOTTERY, and 100% chance he is drafted (assuming no catastrophic event prior). I'd still argue he was notable as a college player, but to delete him so close to the NBA Draft would be crazy IMO. Rikster2 (talk) 15:26, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
      • My main point is that deleting him prior to the draft is crazy, I agree. Jrcla2 (talk) 15:59, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
      • It makes zero sense to delete this article, as the subject will be drafted and barring catastrophe play in the NBA or the NBADL for at least two years. Even players who do not get drafted and play overseas seem to have articles. Waiters is currently more notable than that and likely to remain so. (talk) 21:26, 22 June 2012 (UTC)
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