DENZEL VALENTINE NEWS

An Era of Triple Troubles: Finally Fixing Memphis' Three-Point Shooting Woes

There have been some historic three-point performances this regular and postseason. Unfortunately for Memphis and their Grizzlies, they remain on the opposite side of that trend. If you have followed the Memphis Grizzlies the past several seasons, during the era known as "Grit and Grind", you know that there are certain undisputable facts regarding their style of play. They indeed...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
6 hours ago

Memphis Grizzlies: Early draft discussion

  The Grizzlies struggled their way to a 42-40 record this past season. It was their worst win percentage since the 2009-2010 season. But this also correlates into their best draft positioning since 2010. Assuming there is no trade in the works, the Grizzlies will be selecting with the 17th spot in the upcoming 2016 NBA Draft on June 23rd. The Grizzlies have the opportunity to add...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2016 NBA Draft New Orleans Pelicans Prospect Preview: Denzel Valentine

I was born and raised in New Orleans. I go to Michigan State and work covering sports up in East Lansing. Let me play Cupid, and see if Denzel Valentine and New Orleans are a workable relationship. The Pelicans ended their abominably underwhelming 2015-2016 campaign with a 30-52 record, the sixth worst record in the league. And although last year's result was an outcome no New Orleans...
Via The Bird Writes
2 days ago

Michigan State Basketball: Denzel Valentine NBA Draft Profile

Denzel Valentine had a fantastic career at Michigan State and there is no doubt that he has the ability to play at the next level. Valentine comes off of a senior campaign averaging 19.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game. He was a unanimous first team AP All-American, won numerous of POY awards and was the Big Ten Player of the year. He was a leader on the 2015 Spartan...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NBA Draft: Denzel Valentine

He’s not the defender that a former Michigan State Spartan (with some minor Bulls ties) is, but the Chicago Bulls have another opportunity to draft one of MSU’s brightest stars again in the NBA draft and they’d be wise to select Denzel Valentine. The Chicago Bulls had the 29th overall pick in the 2012 NBA […] 2016 NBA Draft: Denzel Valentine - Pippen Ain't Easy - Pippen Ain...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
17 days ago

Photo: Denzel Valentine posts awesome tribute to father

Former Michigan State star guard Denzel Valentine will next be drafted into the NBA, likely as a first-round pick, but he took to Instagram today to post a loving tribute to his father, Carlton, who played four seasons at Michigan State under the legendary Jud Heathcote.   One of the main reasons why I am how I am and The reason why I wear #45, happy birthday @vtine45
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Denzel Valentine Posts Awesome Tribute To His Father

Denzel Valentine may have stolen the hearts of Michigan State fans during his time in East Lansing, but he’s not the first Valentine to sport Spartans gear on the basketball court. His father, Carlton, was a four-year letterwinner at MSU between 1985-’88.  As a projected first round NBA Draft pick, Valentine can now sit back and appreciate the road that led him to this point...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: As seniors depart, cherish the memories

Many fans can agree that there are certain players that seem to be at a school for more than four years. A few examples: Perry Ellis III from Kansas Aaron Craft from Ohio State Marcus Paige from North Carolina Fans can also think the same for Michigan State senior leader Denzel Valentine. Valentine’s college career ended with a first-round lost to Middle Tennessee State in the...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Michigan State’s Tom Izzo and Denzel Valentine visit Dancing With the Stars

The Michigan State Spartans may not have been dancing as long as they hoped in the recent NCAA men’s basketball tournament, but head coach Tom Izzo and star guard Denzel Valentine got a chance to keep their dancing shoes on anyway. The two stopped by rehearsals for Dancing With the Stars on Thursday. South Carolina women’s basketball palyer A’ja Wilson joined them. The three...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Denzel Valentine defends Buddy Hield

National Player of the Year Denzel Valentine is sticking by his fellow player of the year candidate Buddy Hield. After Oklahoma was blown out in the Final Four Saturday 95-51 against Villanova, many people were mocking the Sooners (and to a lesser extent, Hield). Not Valentine, though. The Michigan State star is buddies with Hield and sent out these tweets defending his pal: Let...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Denzel Valentine Sends Message To Buddy Hield Doubters After Oklahoma Loss

It’s all love when it comes to Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine and Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield, and they’ve both proven to have each other’s backs. When Valentine went down with a knee injury back in December, Hield was the first one to call him with well wishes. So when the Sooners were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament against Villanova in the FInal Four Saturday night...
Via College Spun
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Denzel Valentine tweets support of Buddy Hield after Oklahoma loss

Michigan State's Denzel Valentine offered up some words of support to Buddy Hield after Villanova routed Oklahoma on Saturday to advance to the NCAA Tournament final. Apparently the social media masses were quick to badmouth Hield, who was kept to just nine points in the Wildcats' win. So Valentine, whose Spartans also did not have the tournament ending that the senior would have...
Via Fox Sports
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

SQ Conversations: Buddy Hield or Denzel Valentine for Player of the Year?

In the wake of Ben Simmons' disappointing year at LSU, 2016 has been the year of the senior. After over three years of development we’ve seen a plethora of four-year guys take center stage and carry their teams to the Final Four. In a year with few freshmen phenoms, the Player of the Year race is led by two seniors who have transformed themselves into first round NBA talent. In...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan State's Denzel Valentine named Player of the Year

HOUSTON (AP) -- The names Denzel Valentine and Buddy Hield have been virtually inseparable during college basketball's postseason. The national player of the year awards have gone to one or the other without anybody else getting any hardware. Valentine was selected Thursday as The Associated Press' Player of the Year, taking it in a close vote over Hield. Bill Self of Kansas was...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

KU's Self named AP Coach of the Year

HOUSTON -- The names Denzel Valentine and Buddy Hield have been virtually inseparable during college basketball's postseason.The national player of the year awards have gone to one or the other without anybody else getting any hardware.Valentine was selected Thursday as The Associated Press' Player of the Year, taking it in a close vote over Hield.Bill Self of Kansas was chosen the...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Baker Mayfield Calls It “Ridiculous” That Buddy Hield Didn’t Win Player Of The Year

Thursday afternoon, it was announced that Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine – not Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield – had won the AP’s Player of the Year award in college basketball. Valentine had a fantastic season, leading MSU to a Big Ten Tournament title and a 2-seed in the NCAA Tournament, but there is certainly a faction of fans who believe that Hield, whose dominance has been...
Via College Spun
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Valentine wins AP Player of the Year

Denzel Valentine was named Associated Press Player of the Year today. He is the first Spartan to win the award since it was created in 1961. Valentine won the award by three votes over Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield according to the AP. Hield and Valentine were the only two players to receive votes from the national media panel that votes on the award. Valentine and Hield were also the...
Via isportsweb.com
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Buddy Hield Was The 1st To Call Denzel Valentine After His December Knee Injury

Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine edged out Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield by three votes for the Associated Press’ National Player of the Year award, it was announced today.  Both players dazzled college basketball this season with their terrific play, but the senior stars have another connection. Valentine told the media today in Houston that when he injured his knee in December...
Via College Spun
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Denzel Valentine edges out Buddy Hield as AP Player of the Year

HOUSTON --  Denzel Valentine of Michigan State is The Associated Press Player of the Year, edging out Oklahoma's Buddy Hield by three votes. Valentine is the first Spartans player to win the award.Bill Self of Kansas won Coach of the Year after leading the Jayhawks to a 12th straight Big 12 title and the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.Self and Valentine accepted the awards...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Guard Says Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield, Not Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine, Deserved AP POY

The AP announced this afternoon the recipient of their men’s college basketball player of the year award.  The winner: Michigan State senior guard Denzel Valentine.  Many, including a player on his rival team, believed Oklahoma senior guard Buddy Hield is the player who should’ve gotten the award. Texas freshman guard Kerwin Roach, Jr. says the Sooners’ star “well deserved”...
Via College Spun
March 31, 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...
Via College Spun
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Denzel Valentine Wins AP Player Of The Year, Bill Self Wins Coach Of The Year

Denzel Valentine’s Michigan State Spartans suffered the NCAA Tournament’s biggest upset, losing to 15-seed Middle Tennessee in the first round, but the dynamic MSU wing is still taking home some valuable hardware. Valentine is the winner of the AP Player of the Year award. Kansas’ Bill Self won the Coach of the Year award. AP Player of the Year is Denzel Valentine and Coach...
Via College Spun
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

MSU's Valentine, Kansas' Self win AP player, coach of year

HOUSTON (AP) Denzel Valentine of Michigan State is The Associated Press Player of the Year, edging out Oklahoma's Buddy Hield by three votes. Valentine is the first Spartans player to win the award. Bill Self of Kansas won Coach of the Year after leading the Jayhawks to a 12th straight Big 12 title and the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. Self and Valentine accepted the...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan State's Valentine wins AP Player of the Year

HOUSTON (AP) Denzel Valentine of Michigan State is The Associated Press Player of the Year, edging out Oklahoma's Buddy Hield by three votes. Valentine is the first Spartans player to win the award. He accepted the trophy Thursday in Houston. Valentine received 34 of 65 votes from the national media panel that selects the weekly AP Top 25. Hield was the only other player to receive...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Denzel Valentine, Buddy Hield unanimously voted to AP All-America team

Whenever talk of the best college basketball player this season came up so did two names: Denzel Valentine of Michigan State and Buddy Hield of Oklahoma.They were unanimous selections Tuesday to The Associated Press' 2015-16 All-America team.Both led their teams to successful seasons and their numbers lifted them above all the other players.Valentine, the Big Ten player of the year...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss
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