Senior guard Denzel Valentine voted Team MVP.
MSU vs. FAU Post Game Notes
Trice voted Team MVP by his teammates; Dawson and Valentine share media vote.
Jan. 24, 2017
The Spartans defeat Minnesota, on January 11, 2017.
Dec. 6, 2016
Dec. 3, 2016
No. 6 Michigan State vs. Ohio State February 23, 2016
2015-16 Game-by-Game Stats
2016-17 Game-by-Game Stats
Originally joined the Spartans as a walk-on prior to the 2014-15 season • Awarded a scholarship prior to the 2016-17 season • Possesses a tremendous work ethic • One of the team's top athletes • Relied upon to be a mentor to younger players.
Appeared in 21 games, averaging 1.1 points and 0.6 rebounds in 2.3 minutes • Recipient of MSU's Tim Bograkos Walk-On Award • Scored a season-high four points in three games against Maryland-Eastern Shore (12/9), at Northwestern (1/28) and against Ohio State (3/11) in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals • Twice grabbed three rebounds against Maryland-Eastern Shore (12/9) and at Rutgers (3/2), adding three points against the Scarlet Knights • Played a season-high seven minutes against Penn State (2/28) • His alley-oop dunk off the backboard pass from Alvin Ellis III at Ohio State (2/23) made the SportsCenter Top 10 • Academic All-Big Ten.
Co-recipient of MSU's Tim Bograkos Walk-On Award • Did not see game action due to NCAA transfer rules • Transferred to MSU after one season at St. Clair County Community College.
PRIOR TO MSU
Averaged 16.6 points and 8.1 rebounds at St. Clair County Community College (SCCCC), while shooting 55.6 percent in 29 games, earning team co-Most Valuable Player honors • Named 2014 Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) First-Team All-Conference, All-Region XII Defense Team All-Conference, Eastern Conference Freshman of the Year and All-MCCAA • Added 67 blocked shots, 39 assists and 32 steals • Recipient of the National Junior College Athletic Association's Award of Superior Academic Achievement • Spent one semester at Hope College (Fall 2012) before transferring to SCCCC.
Averaged 15.8 points, 9.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists and three blocks as a senior at Imlay City High School in 2011-12 • 2012 BCAM Class B All-State honoree • 2012 Blue Water Area Conference League MVP.
Born Dec. 11, 1993 • Son of Doug and Beth Van Dyk • Agribusiness management major.