Funny, Valentine isn’t Magic or Green but he’s more of a Spartan than 300 men!
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!
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 whoevers 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 frachise 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.
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 visonary 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.
Canadian Addison Patterson commits to Oregon Ducks
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.
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.
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.
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).
Carleton Ravens and Syracuse Orange set to tangle once again
Defending champions Carleton University Ravens will once again tangle with the Syracuse Orange in a marquee match-up between U Sports and NCAA powerhouses.
The Ravens will make their second trip to the Carrier Dome on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 to wrap-up another jammed-packed 2019-2020 exhibition schedule.
The two schools first played back on August 23rd 2013 in Ottawa with Syracuse winning a thrilling 69-65 overtime victory as part of Syracuse’s Canada tour and the debut of Canadian point guard Tyler Ennis
The Orange also got the best of the Ravens, pulling-off a 88-76 win on November 2nd 2014.
The 2019-2020 will mark the debut season for new Ravens head coach Taffe Charles who takes over for Dave Smart who surprised the entire college basketball landscape by announcing his sudden retirement.
Montreal’s freshman Quincy Guerrier alongside junior point guard Howard Washington (Buffalo/NY) are the latest Canadian’s to suite-up for legendary player, turned hall-of-hame coach Jim Boeheim, who has been at the helm since 1976.
Boeheim is the king of getting Canadians in the NBA — having single-handily responsible for overseeing the growth of Leo Rautins, Kris Joseph, Tyler Ennis, Andy Rautins, and now Oshae Brissett and if it all pans out — potentially Guerrier as well.
Under the guidance of their own legendary hall-of-fame coach Dave Smart the Ravens played a Canadian record 59 games against NCAA teams – earning a more than respectable 41-51 record from 1999-2018.
The Ravens boasted an unreal and never to be broken 37-24 winning record against NCAA teams on Canadian soil but mustered-up only one victory in the USA — beating Providence 77-67 in October 28, 2017.
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