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