Career Highlights: Played his first three seasons at Hofstra before transferring to Hartford. Sat out the 2003-04 season under NCAA transfer rules. Named First Team All-America East as a senior. Also named to the NABC All-District II team. Named to the All-CAA First Team and Defensive Team after his sophomore year at Hofstra.
Senior (2005-06): Led the team in scoring (20.7 ppg), rebounds (13.1 rpg), blocks (1.7 bpg) and field goal percentage (.592). Scored 20 or more points 21 times. Scored in double figures 26 times. Posted 24 double-doubles. Had a season-high 31 points and 15 rebounds in loss to Longwood. Had a season-high 18 rebounds three times in games against St. Francis (N.Y.), New Hampshire and Boston University.
Junior (2003-04): Second on the team in scoring (13.6 ppg). Led the team and the CAA in rebounding (9.2 rpg) for the second straight season. Had 11 double-doubles. Had a season-high 27 points and a season-high, 15 rebounds in a game against Virginia Commonwealth.
Sophomore (2002-03): Finished second on team in scoring (16.1 ppg) and first in rebounds (11.0 rpg) per game. Led the CAA in rebounding. Finished with 15 double-doubles. Was the first Hofstra player to average a double-double since David Taylor did it during the 1981-82 season. Finished eighth in the country in rebounding. Had 20 rebounds in a game twice.
Freshman (2001-02): Averaged 13.5 points and 7.8 rebounds. Ranked third in the CAA in field goal percentage (.503). Scored in double figures in 22 games and was in double-digit rebounds in 11 contests. Led the team with nine double-doubles .
Strengths: Tough, hard-nosed and skilled lefty who outworks his opponents in the paint.
Personal: Son of Tara Valentine. Majoring in psychology.