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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 18, 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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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...
Via College Spun
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Izzo emotional in interview talking about Denzel Valentine

Tom Izzo nearly cried in an interview talking about his senior Denzel Valentine, who had a great regular season but lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. After Michigan State lost to Middle Tennessee State, Izzo conducted an interview with Dana Jacobson and got emotional: "Thank you. I love you, man." - Tom Izzo to Denzel Valentine #MarchMadness...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Denzel Valentine, No. 8 Michigan State too much for Wisconsin

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Denzel Valentine had 24 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds, leading No. 8 Michigan State to a 69-57 victory over Wisconsin on Thursday night.The Spartans (22-5, 9-5 Big Ten) went from eighth place in the conference into a four-way tie for fourth with their sixth win in seven games.Michigan State's Bryn Forbes scored 17 points and Eron Harris had 10.The...
Via Associated Press
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Michigan State Sends Out Valentine From Denzel Valentine

It’s Valentine’s Day, so Michigan State’s men’s basketball program sent out a Valentine.  Appropriately, it’s from the Spartans’ star senior, Denzel Valentine.  Here it is.  Clever marketing: Michigan State sends out a Valentine today: — Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) February 14, 2016 On Valentine’s Day last year, Valentine did...
Via College Spun
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Valentine may return to Michigan State lineup Sunday

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Senior guard Denzel Valentine participated in pregame warmups Thursday and might play for Michigan State at Penn State on Sunday, nearly three weeks after having surgery on his left knee."Could've played, wanted to play, but he wasn't quite there yet," coach Tom Izzo said following a 79-54 victory over Illinois.Valentine practiced Wednesday night, moving closer...
Via Associated Press
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan State is great with Denzel Valentine, but what are they without him?

Just two weeks ago, Michigan State was undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the country with an outstanding resume that includes wins over current No. 1 team Kansas, Louisville, Providence and Florida. However, since the Spartans announced that star forward Denzel Valentine would miss two to three weeks due to arthroscopic knee surgery, MSU has won an overtime game against Oakland, lost...
Via The Comeback
January 07, 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...
Via College Spun
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

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