Denzel Valentine Celebrity Life
Denzel Valentine, born on 16th November 1993 in Lansing, the State of Michigan, USA is an American professional basketball player who plays for the National Basketball Association in club Chicago Bulls. He plays the role of an attacking defender.
At the student level, he played for the Michigan State Spartans team. He was selected in the 2016 NBA draft in the first round under a common fourteenth number.
He played four seasons with the Spartans of Michigan State University, where he averaged 11.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game.
Denzel Valentine attended Sexton High School in Lansing. At school, Denzel was coached by his father, Carlton, who is a graduate of Michigan State.
In his second year at school, Denzel Valentine scored an average of 10.9 points, gave an average of 5.8 assists and made an average of 6.3 rebounds. He led the Sexton basketball team to the 2010 state championship finals.
In the third year at school, Denzel Valentine scored an average of 12.7 points, gave an average of 8.5 assists and made an average of 7.9 rebounds, made an average of 5.4 interceptions. In the 2011 state championship finals, where he accounted for 17 points and 6 rebounds in the statistics of the match, he led Sexton to his first Michigan state title in 51 years.
Chicago Bulls (2016 -present)
On June 23, 2016, Denzel Valentine was selected in the NBA draft under number 14 by the Chicago Bulls team. On July 16, the player officially signed a contract with Chicago.
On January 2, 2017, Denzel Valentine, who in the previous 7 matches received only 4 minutes of playing time, played 18 minutes in a duel against Charlotte Hornets.
Denzel scored 3 three-point shots and scored 9 points. In the second half of the match, he received an ankle injury and was forced to take a break.
On January 10, 2017, in a duel against Washington Wizards, Denzel Valentine updated his personal performance record to 19 points.
In the same game, he scored 5 shots from behind the arc for the first time in the NBA. On March 18, 2017, in the match against Utah Jazz, he made a double-double of 11 points and 12 rebounds for the first time in the NBA. During the season, he repeatedly played for the team of NBA Development League - Windy City Bulls.
In 2015, Denzel Valentine as part of the US team participated in the Pan American Games in Toronto. The US team won 3 matches and lost 2 taking 3rd place in the final classification. The following year, Denzel was invited to the training camp of the US team before the Olympic Games in Rio 2016.
Denzel Valentine is the son of Carleton and Katie Valentine. His older brother, Drew, played for the University of Auckland team and currently works as an assistant coach at the Loyola University of Chicago. Denzel believes that the graduate of the Michigan State and NBA player Draymond Greene is his "big brother".
On April 7, 2017, Denzel Valentine and Michigan State coach Tom Izzo were guests of the American television show Dancing with the Stars.
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