Valentine, Harris and Green Talk Michigan State and USA Basketball

The former Spartans chatted at a USA Basketball practice in Vegas. We have seen a lot of bad press lately for former Michigan State players. From Draymond’s assault case, to Appling’s weapons charges and now Le’Veon Bell’s likely suspension we have not been getting great news down the pipe this off-season. One bright spot however is found when looking at Team USA Basketball...
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Michigan State Spartans: Denzel Valentine wins prestigious award

Denzel Valentine will need to make some room in his trophy case as of today. Valentine, owner of six National Player of the Year Awards was named Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year. Denzel joins former athletes Ryan Miller (Hockey-2001) and Draymond Green (Basketball-2012) as the only Spartans to win the award, which has been given out annually since 1982. The award comes...
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Denzel Valentine, Rachel Banham named Big Ten Athletes of the Year

Some may say the Big Ten has become a basketball conference with a football problem, and in 2015-16 basketball apparently ruled the roost. On Wednesday, the B1G offices made that very apparent with their announcement of the conference’s athletes of the year. It was Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball player Denzel Valentine and Minnesota Gophers women’s basketball standout...
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June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Valentine has cartilage damage in both knees

[NBA front office executives read Denzel Valentine’s scouting report in Draft War Room] “AP Player of the Year? Check! First-Team All American? Check! Flirted with averaging a triple-double in his senior year? Check! Potentially chronic knee condition? Ummmm…” According to a report by on Saturday, there is some cause for concern with Michigan State forward...
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June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

MSU’s Denzel Valentine Says He Models Game After Celtics’ Evan Turner

Denzel Valentine is heading to the NBA, and apparently that means putting college rivalries in the past. Valentine is projected as a first-round pick in the 2016 NBA Draft after being named the Associated Press Player of the Year in his senior season at Michigan State. The 6-foot-6 Spartans swingman is in Chicago for pre-draft workouts and on Friday met with the Boston Celtics....
May 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Michigan State Star Denzel Valentine Walk At Graduation

Denzel Valentine put together an unbelievable senior season at Michigan State. The do-it-all star averaged 19.2 points, 7.8 assists, and 7.5 rebounds per game this year, leading the Spartans to a Big Ten Tournament title. Today, Valentine graduates from MSU, along with fellow Spartans Matt Costello, Bryn Forbes, and Colby Wollenman. Here is Valentine walking during this morning...
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May 07, 2016  |  Discuss

AP accidentally names Denzel Washington Player of the Year

Back in the 1970s, Denzel Washington, now one of the most famous actors on the planet, played basketball at Fordham for head coach P.J. Carlesimo. Apparently, he was so successful, that decades later, he’s being recognized for his greatness. …or, the AP just made a fairly big typo. Thursday, the Associated Press named its Player of the Year, which is actually Michigan State’s...
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March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Denzel Valentine showed true leadership with postgame comments

Denzel Valentine’s career at Michigan State came to an end in the most disappointing fashion. Despite being a Player of the Year candidate, Valentine and his Spartans lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday as they were outplayed by Middle Tennessee State. After the game, Valentine handled the media like a true leader. His comments were heartbreaking but the signs...
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March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Denzel Valentine’s Emotional Quote After Michigan State’s Loss Will Break Your Heart

Michigan State was shocked by Middle Tennessee Friday afternoon during the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, ending its postseason run as quickly as it began.  For those that have spent years in East Lansing, like senior star Denzel Valentine, this loss was a hard one to swallow, and emotions were impossible to contain during post-game interviews. With tears in his eyes, Valentine...
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March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan State Star Denzel Valentine Reveals Plans For Return To Court After Injury

Michigan State star guard Denzel Valentine has missed the Spartans’ last three games. If everything goes according to plan, he’ll only miss one more.  Valentine said Monday that he’s targeting Sunday for his return to the court. He’s been out since late December after injuring his knee in practice and undergoing arthroscopic surgery.  Michigan State is set to play at Penn...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

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