Valentine named Basketball Times player of the year

The Detroit News

Michigan State senior guard Denzel Valentine was named national player of the year by Basketball Times on Thursday.

It was the fourth player of the year award Valentine has received. The others came from USA Today, NBC Sports and Sports Illustrated. He is the second Spartan to win the honor from Basketball Times, joining Scott Skiles in 1986.

He averaged 19.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.8 assists this season.