Denzel Valentine




SEASON 27.7 41.2 37 81.6 9.8 5.4 3.1 0.1
CAREER STATS 22.4 39.1 36.2 80.4 7.5 4 2.1 0.1


6 ft6 in

/ 1.98m


214 lbs

/ 97.1kg


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Zach LaVine dimes the bounce pass to Denzel Valentine for the dunk.

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Bulls forward Denzel Valentine discusses his motivation and how fashion influences his game on and off the court.

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The Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls on the road by 11 on February 10, 2018.


Zach LaVine drives and misses the layup but Denzel Valentine flips in the putback to beat the clock.

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CJ McCollum scores a career-high 50 points on 18-25 shooting with five rebounds to lead Portland over Chicago, 124-108.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo powers the Bucks to a convincing 110-96 win over the Bulls with 27 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists. Lauri Markkanen recorded 17 points and 10 rebounds for Chicago in the loss.


Denzel Valentine passes around a defender to Nikola Mirotic for an easy jam.

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Brandon Ingram scores 25 points and grabs 9 rebounds as the Lakers pick up a win against the Bulls 108-103. Nikola Mirotic scored 18 points off the bench for Chicago in the loss.


Denzel Valentine hits a stepback 3-pointer from the top of the key.

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Klay Thompson puts up a season-high 38 points to give the Warriors the edge over the Bulls 119-112. Nikola Mirotic scored 24 points off the bench for Chicago in the loss.

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Justin Holiday drains a career-high seven 3-pointers as the Bulls beat the streaking Heat 119-111. Goran Dragic scored 22 points for Miami in the loss.


Denzel Valentine fires a sweet pass ahead to Lauri Markkanen and Markkanen finishes with a two-handed jam.

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Denzel Valentine fakes the jumper before dishing a no-look pass to Robin Lopez for the one-handed hammer.

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Lauri Markkanen explodes for 33 points and 10 rebounds leading a balanced effort to top the Knicks in overtime, 122-119.

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Chris Paul Scores 24 points and dishes out 9 assists as the Rockets defeat the Bulls, 116-107.

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Victor Oladipo scores 23 points and Domantas Sabonis adds 22 off the bench as the Pacers cruise to a 125-86 victory over the Bulls.

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The Bulls stave off a late comeback from the Mavericks to win 127-124. Kris Dunn scores a career-high 32 points and tosses 9 assists for Chicago in the win. Wesley Matthews scored a team-high 24 points for Dallas.

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DeMar DeRozan drops 35 points and six assists as the Raptors defeat the Bulls 124-115.

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C. J. McCollum hit multiple shots late in the game to finish with 32 points in the Trail Blazers 124-120 win over the Bulls in overtime. Kris Dunn led Chicago with 22 points in the loss.

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Denzel Valentine dishes a behind-the-back pass to Lauri Markkanen for a corner 3-pointer.


Professional History

Selected in the first round (14th overall) by the Chicago Bulls in the 2016 NBA Draft (6/23/16).

College History

Played in 144 games for the Spartans and averaged 11.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 4.4 apg and 0.92 spg in 29.0 mpg … shot .442 from the field, .408 from three and .779 from the foul line. 2015-16: In 31 games averaged 19.2 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 7.8 apg and 1.03 spg in 33.0 mpg … shot .462 from the floor, .444 from long range and .853 from the free throw line … scored in double figures in all but one game … tallied 20+ points 12 times and 30+ twice … logged 11 double-doubles, including two triple-doubles … finished the season with a 2.84:1 assist-to-turnover ratio … received numerous postseason accolades, namely National Player of the Year Honors from the Associated Press, NABC, USA Today and Sports Illustrated … unanimously named First-Team All-American … finalist for the Naismith Award and the Wooden Award … guided the Spartans to their third Big Ten Conference Tournament title in five years and was dubbed the tourney’s Most Outstanding Player after averaging 17.3 ppg, 8.7 rpg and 9.0 apg spanning three victories … poured in 27 points and tied a season best of 13 assists in MSU’s win vs. Ohio State (3/5) … paced the Spartans with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists vs. Wisconsin (2/18) … registered 30 points and 13 dimes vs. Indiana (2/14) … finished with 19 points, season-high 14 rebounds and 8 assists in a win over Maryland (1/23) … recorded two triple-doubles in a nine-day span, first in a win over fourth-ranked Kansas on 11/17 (29 pts/12 rebs/12 ast) … followed by a 29 pt/11 reb/10 ast effort against Boston College (11/26) … became the fourth player in program history to record a triple-double … was named the Naismith Player of the Week for 2/16 and the Lute Olson Award National Player of the Week for 11/30 … three-time Big Ten Player of the Week (11/23, 2/8, 2/15) … missed four games from 12/22-1/7 due to knee surgery. 2014-15: Started all 39 games, averaged 14.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 4.3 apg and 0.90 spg in 33.2 mpg … shot .475 from the floor, .416 from long distance and .826 from the line … named Third-Team All-Big Ten and MSU’s Most Improved Player … only player in the Big Ten to rank in the Top 15 in scoring (12th, 14.5 ppg), rebounding (11th, 6.3 rpg) and assists (7th, 4.3 apg) … only Spartan to start all 39 contests … ranked fifth in the Big Ten in 3P% (.416) and second in 3PM (2.6) … turned in the third-best single-season total for made 3-pointers in MSU history (102) … led the Spartans with a .826 free-throw percentage, including .857 in the NCAA Tournament … scored in double figures in 29 contests, including eight games with 20+ points… led MSU in scoring in 16 games, in assists in 19 contests and in rebounding seven times … scored 22 points in Final Four loss to Duke (4/4) … scored a season-high 27 points vs. Minnesota (2/26), including knocking down 7-of-12 3-pointers … hit the game-winning shot against Ohio State on 2/14. 2013-14: As a sophomore, appeared in 38 games (33 starts), averaging 8.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 3.8 apg and 0.97 spg in 29.4 mpg … shot .408 overall, .377 from downtown and .677 from the stripe … honorable-mention All-Big Ten honoree, as selected by both the league's media and coaches … only Spartan to appear in all 38 games, ranking second on the team with 33 starts, and third in minutes per game … only player in the Big Ten to rank in the Top 15 in both rebounding (T-11th) and assists (8th) … led MSU in rebounding in 11 games and in assists in 16 games, including four games doing both … recorded three double-doubles. 2012-13: In his freshman season, played in all 36 games (15 starts) and posted averages of 5.0 ppg, 4.1 rpg and 2.4 apg in 20.8 mpg … shot .445 from the field, .281 from beyond the arc and .667 from the foul line … recipient of MSU's Unsung Player Award … scored in double figures on six occasions … led MSU in assists in 10 games … tallied a season-high 14 points against Illinois on 1/31 … posted a double-double against Oakland (11/23), scoring 10 points and grabbing a season-high 10 rebounds, while dishing out a season-high 6 assists.


Son of Carlton and Kathy Valentine … his father was a four-year letterwinner at Michigan State … his brother Drew played for Oakland University, where he is currently an assistant coach … communication major.

Traditional Season Stats

Season2017 57GP 1578MIN 214FGM 520FGA 41.2FG% 1003PM 2703PA 373P% 31FTM 38FTA 81.6FT% 36OREB 269DREB 305REB 176AST 66TOV 42STL 8BLK 138PF 4DD2 0TD3 559PTS -422+/-

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