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He Got Game…You’re Going To Love Denzel Valentine

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Got Game Youre Going Love Denzel Valentine

Funny, Valentine isn’t Magic or Green but he’s more of a Spartan than 300 men!

Who?

This.Is.The.Future. Michigan star Denzel Valentine is about to claw away at this game like a Wolverine. Hold on bub! Wrong state! Different maize! But Marvel at this young point who could one day lead his own fab five to hip hoops notoriety.

Right now we might be in the bracketology of madness this March but nothing is as crazy as this middle of last month players game. He’s about to rack them up…opponents, accolades, team caps…scouts honour!

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Right now everyone is declaring Ben Simmons as the future of basketball like anyone with the initals B. Simmons is going to rewrite the book of this game. But B isn’t the only young point, God to be with the ball on the tip of his finger.

Just wait until Denzel Valentine’s best in the game name is called by the draft board linings of Silver. Then Adam won’t have to worry about that big, red apple in the garden of basketball eden…but whoever is touching the peach.

Following in the legendary footsteps of the greatest Magic Johnson’s Showtime and the Most Improved, championed Draymond Green, this Michigan Spartan is about to cobbler fashion his sneaking way to the basket, fruit or punch. This Denzel is a man on fire looking for glory to the award. He’s unstoppable like a hurricane when he takes flight. How could you ever hate Valentine when he plays with so much college hall, hallmarked heart?

There’s nothing like young love!

But it isn’t blind. Take a little look closer and you will see this vision doesn’t see through rose tints. His biggest skill set is his real world and time thinking and mental approach to this game. Just like a true leader and floor general practices, behind the aviators superstar players prefer to see life through. Denzel sees through it all. All the X’s and O’s. All the b.s. All the way to the win and the fortunate future of not only his team but his own…no matter what franchise he’ll put first like the front of his jersey, before his own name. Valentine’s passion can not be denied…you see him kissing the Spartan helmet centre court.

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The 6,5, 23 year old (when he was born his acting first namesake was making Oscar moves in ‘Philadelphia’ with Tom Hanks) Sports Illustrated Player Of The Year is about to rewrite all you’re about to read about. The kid they call ‘Zel isn’t just garnering visionary Earvin Johnson comparisons. He’s also invoking inspirations of Jason Kidd and even Bob Cousy. Some of the elite few best ball handlers to ever touch the rock…now you just know his future like any team he’s given the driving force wheel of is in safe hands.

Just hold on…he’s coming. Like the ball to the basket. Like blood to your heart.

Beat by beat.

Like February 14th for All-Star lovers, in the big leagues Valentine is about to have his day thanks to the green.

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Canadian Nate Darling 37-point explosion keeps Delaware unbeaten at 4-0

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Canadian Nate Darling 37-point Explosion Keeps Delaware Unbeaten At 4-0

Canadian sharpshooter Nate Darling (Bedford, NS) wrapped-up an excellent opening NCAA week with a 37-point career-high explosion to help the Delaware Blue Hens win the 2019 Sunshine Slam tournament.

The Blue Hens defeat the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Road Runners 91-79 to remain unbeaten at 4-0 for the first time since 1999-2000.

Darling buried 12-of-19 field goals, including 8-of-10 triples and 5-of-6 free-throws in 40 minutes of action in the non-conference win.

“I got in the zone where the ball was constantly going in, and was just living in the moment. I’ve built confidence in myself and my teammates, and Kevin and Ryan take the pressure off me as well. UTSA started doubling me and Kevin really took over down the stretch, so kudos to him.”

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The Bedford, Nova Scotia native connected on 19 first-half points and caught fire in the second-half by scoring the Blue Hens first 18 points of the half — increasing his total to 37 points with 10:28 in remaining in the game.

The 6’5″ red-shirt junior transferred from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) after two seasons and scored 22 points on 8-of-17 shooting, plus 6 rebounds in the Blue Hens win over Oakland Golden Grizzlies. The former Nova Scotia basketball standout was equally impressive with 20 points and 6 rebounds in the win over the Southern Illinois Salukis.

Darling averaged 25.7 points per game, shot 26-of-49 (53%) from the floor and knocked down 17-of-27 (63%) triples on his way to be being named MVP of the tournament. Fellow Canadian guard Kevin Kangu (Burlington, Ont.) was also named to the all-tournament team.

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The Blues will look to keep their perfect start alive when they take on the Lafayette Leopards on November 16.

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Oregon’s Freshman Addison Patterson drops perfect game in blow-out win

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Oregon’s Canadian Basketball Freshman Addison Patterson Drops Perfect Game In Blow-out Win
Canadian freshman Addison Patterson with a clean handshake - Photo: Oregon Ducks

Canadian freshman Addison Patterson (Milton, Ont.) took full advantage of his minutes in the Oregon Ducks 116-75 blow-out win over the Boise State Broncos.

Patterson rebounded from a poor NCAA collegiate debut with a perfect game shooting game — scoring 17 points on 7-of-7 shooting from the floor — adding 4 rebounds and 3-of-4 makes from the foul-line before fouling out in 18 minutes.

Patterson scored 12 of his 17 points in the second-half and did a great job moving the ball and staying aggressive on the offensive end.

The four-star recruit went scoreless in 8 minutes in the Ducks opening 71-57 win over Fresno State Bulldogs.

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The No. 15 Oregon Ducks improve to 2-0 and are poised to be a top 25 team after being selected as the best team in the always competitive Pac 12.

Patterson fasted tracked his development by reclassifying from the class of 2020 to join a loaded Ducks squad that features one of the best recruiting classes in the Dana Altman era.

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Canadian Addison Patterson commits to Oregon Ducks

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Canadian Basketball Player Addison Patterson Commits To Oregon Ducks
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Canadian shooting guard Addison Patterson (Milton, Ont.) has committed to the Oregon Ducks.

The 6’7″, 205-pound guard from Bella Vista Prep in Arizona reclassified from the class of 2020, opting to fast track his NBA aspirations by committing to Dana Altman and the Ducks.

Patterson averaged 17 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists for Canada at the 2018 U17 World Cup in Argentina.

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Addison Patterson Bella Vista Prep – Photo – USA Today

The four-star versatile wing is two-time Biosteel All-Canadian – In 2018, as 16-year-old and the youngest player on the court he point-up 18 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and took home the MVP award at the 2019 most valuable player award — dropping a game-high 24 points in 22 minutes, adding, 5 rebounds and 4 assists on 8-of-15 shooting.

2018 All-Canadian – Youngest player
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The the recently turned 18-year old Canadian joins NCAA College Basketball’s top recruiting class that also boasts five-star recruits in center in N’Faly Dante and small forward C.J Walker. Oregon bowed out in the Sweet 16 to 2019 NCAA champions Virgina Cavaliers.

Patterson also averaged 16.5 points per game on the AAU circuit with Team WhyNot and had various offers including Florida, Arizona State, Illinois and Iowa, Oklahoma, Syracuse and more.

2019 Biosteel All-Canadian MVP

The Ducks have produced two recent Canadian NBA products in Dillon Brooks (Memphis Grizzlies) and Chris Boucher (Toronto Raptors) and have been scooping-up Canadian basketball talent – earning commitments to the Ducks program from the likes of Abu Kigab (St. Catharines), Dylan Ennis (Brampton), Kenny Chery (Montreal).

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