Photo: Denzel Valentine posts awesome tribute to father

Former Michigan State star guard Denzel Valentine will next be drafted into the NBA, likely as a first-round pick, but he took to Instagram today to post a loving tribute to his father, Carlton, who played four seasons at Michigan State under the legendary Jud Heathcote.


One of the main reasons why I am how I am and The reason why I wear #45, happy birthday @vtine45 🎂🎊

A photo posted by Denzel Valentine (@denzelvalentine) on Apr 15, 2016 at 10:47am PDT


Valentine’s relationship with his father is a close one, as Carlton coached his son as well as future Spartan Bryn Forbes at Lansing, Michigan’s J.W. Sexton High School. The father-son dynamic is a strong one in this case, as it is among other college basketball players, and there’s no doubt that the proud papa will be in attendance with his son at the Barclays Center in June as they wait to hear which team young Denzel will play for next

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

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