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Denzel Valentine
Denzel Valentine

Class:
Junior

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 220

Position:
G

Hometown/High School:
Lansing, Mich./Sexton


12/18/2014

Game Notes vs. Eastern Michigan

No. 25 MSU 66, EMU 46

12/14/2014

Michigan State Routs Oakland, 87-61

Denzel Valentine led the team with 19 points and three rebounds in win over the Grizzlies.

12/14/2014

Post Game Quotes: Oakland

MSU 87, Oakland 61

11/28/2014

Valentine scores 25 as Michigan St beats Marquette

Spartans notch fifth win of the season

11/27/2014

No. 20 Michigan State Routs Rider, 77-45

Denzel Valentine led the Spartans with a career-high 19 points.

12/16/2014

2014 Holiday Radio Show

Spartan basketball players join Tom Izzo for the 2014 Tom Izzo Holiday Radio Show. Coach Izzo plays holiday carols on his accordian while the players sing.

12/14/2014

Michigan State 87 - Oakland 61

12/09/2014

Episode 1: Reload!

12/06/2014

Michigan State 85 - Arkansas-Pine Bluff 52

12/05/2014

Michigan State opens 7 game homestand

12/20/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Texas Southern

December 20, 2014

12/14/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Oakland (USA Today)

Men's Basketball vs. Oakland; photos by Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

12/06/2014

Michigan State vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (USATSI)

Michigan State vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (USATSI)

12/03/2014

Michigan State vs. Notre Dame (USATSI)

Michigan State vs. Notre Dame (USATSI)

11/27/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Rider

NCAA Basketball: Orlando Classic-Michigan State vs Rider (USATSI)

Career Stats
2012-13 Game-by-Game Stats
2013-14 Game-by-Game Stats
2014-15 Game-by-Game Stats

2013-14
Appeared in 38 games, starting 33, averaging 8.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 3.8 assists in 29.4 minutes per contest • Only Spartan to appear in all 38 games, ranking second on the team with 33 starts, and third in minutes per game (29.4 mpg) • Honorable-mention All-Big Ten honoree, as selected by both the league's media and coaches • Recipient of MSU's Unsung Player, Most Improved Player and Inspirational Player Awards, and tri-recipient of the Jumping Johnny Green Chairman of the Boards Award • Started the final 30 games of the season • Ranked second on the squad in assists (3.8 apg), third in rebounds (6.0 rpg) and fifth in scoring (8.0 mpg) • Only player in the Big Ten to rank in the Top 15 in both rebounding (t-11th) and assists (8th) • In conference games, ranked seventh in the Big Ten in rebounding (6.4 rpg) and sixth in assists (4.1 apg) • Ranked third overall in the Big Ten in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.1) and second in conference games (2.3) • Ranked seventh in the Big Ten in defensive rebounding overall (4.8 drpg) and tied for fourth in conference games (5.0 drpg) • Led MSU in rebounding in 11 games and in assists in 16 games, including four games doing both • Recorded three double-doubles, including in games against New Orleans (12/28; 10 points, 13 rebounds), Illinois (1/18; 15 points, 11 rebounds), and Penn State (2/6; 11 points, 11 rebounds); finished just four assists short of a triple-double against New Orleans and Penn State after recording six assists in both contests • Ranked fourth on the team in 3-point field goals made (43) and third in attempts (114) • Ranked third on the team with 37 steals • Scored in double-figures in 16 games • Scored a season-high 16 points in games against Northwestern (2/13) and Purdue (2/20) • Other top scoring efforts included 15 points against both Mount St. Mary's (11/29) and Illinois (1/18) • Recorded double-figure rebounds in five games, and grabbed six or more boards in 22 games • Dished out five or more assists in 11 games, including eight games with six or more • Recorded a season-high nine assists Iowa (3/6), while recording seven against Mount St. Mary's (11/29) • Tallied two or more steals in 10 games, including four each against Oakland (12/14), Minnesota (1/11) and Penn State (2/6).

2012-13
Recipient of MSU's Unsung Player Award • Appeared in all 36 games, starting 15, averaging 20.8 minutes • Averaged 5.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, ranking fourth on the team, and 2.4 assists, ranking second on the squad • Scored in double figures on six occasions, including a season-high 14 points against Illinois on Jan. 31; MSU was 6-0 when he scored in double figures • Made his first career start in the fourth game of the season, scoring 12 points against Boise State (11/20) • Also scored 12 points at Bowling Green (12/18), hitting 5-of-6 shots, including 2-of-2 from 3-point range • Posted a double-double against Oakland (11/23), scoring 10 points and grabbing a season-high 10 rebounds, while dishing out a season-high six assists; his brother Drew was a senior on the Golden Grizzly squad • Grabbed six or more rebounds in 11 contests • Led MSU in rebounding in five contests • Other top rebound efforts included a team-high nine boards against Michigan (2/12), and eight each against Connecticut (11/9) and Nebraska (1/13) • The eight boards against Connecticut were the fifth-most ever by an MSU freshman in his Spartan debut • Led MSU in assists in 10 games, including a season-high six helpers against both Oakland and Memphis (3/23) in the third round of the NCAA Tournament • Posted four assists or more in nine contests • Tied for fourth on the team with 16 made 3-pointers (16-57, .281).

High School
2012 Lansing State Journal Player of the Year • 2012 Associated Press Class B Player of the Year • 2012 Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News Dream Team honoree • Finished second in the voting for the Hal Schram Mr. Basketball Award • Led Sexton High School to a second straight Class B Michigan State Championship in 2012, playing for his father, Carlton Valentine • Nearly averaged a triple double as a senior with 14 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists per game, leading the Big Reds to a 27-1 record • Ranked among the top 100 players in the nation by Rivals.com (#81) and ESPNU100 (#98) • Rated among the top players at his position by Rivals.com (#15 shooting guard), ESPNU100 (#26 small forward), and Scout.com (#27 small forward) • 2011 First-Team All-State Class B selection as chosen by the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News • Lansing State Journal Dream Team honoree • Led Sexton High School to 2011 Class B State Championship, the school's first state title in 51 years, tallying 17 points, six rebounds and three assists in 75-60 win over Muskegon Heights in the state title game • Averaged 12.7 points, 7.9 rebounds, 8.5 assists, 5.4 steals and 1.1 blocks as a junior • Attended 2011 NBA Top 100 Camp • Averaged 10.9 points, 5.8 assists and 6.3 rebounds as a sophomore, leading Sexton to state title game • 2010 Class B honorable mention all-state.

Personal
Born Nov. 16, 1993 • Son of Carlton and Kathy Valentine • His father was a four-year letterwinner at MSU 1985-88 • Brother Drew played on the basketball team at Oakland University • Plans to major in business.