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Draymond Green Tweeted To Welcome Denzel Valentine To The Triple-Double Club

No. 13 Michigan State rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit to take down No. 4 Kansas 79-73 last night. The Spartans were spearheaded by an incredible effort from senior forward Denzel Valentine, who recorded his first triple-double: 29 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists..

Valentine's triple-double is just the 13th in program history, and he's only the fourth player to produce one, joining Magic Johnson, Draymond Green and Charlie Bell.

Pretty good company to be in. 

After the game, Green tweeted his congratulations to Valentine, and also predicted the versatile wing will surpass his career total of three triple-doubles. 

">@denzelval45 wit a BIG triple double... My bet is he will finish with more than me!!! #EAT

— Draymond Green (@Money23Green)

Welcome to the Triple Dub club lil bro @denzelval45 wit a BIG triple double... My bet is he will finish with more than me!!! #EAT

— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) November 18, 2015

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Making thing more interesting, Valentine partially credited a motivational group text sent to the team by Green over the weekend for his spirited effort. 

“He said he had the flu and he was in bed and it was, like, 2 o’clock in the morning,” Valentine recalled of Green’s feverish, motivational group text. “And he was like, ‘I’ve got the flu and I was just thinking…’ [Green] named everybody on the team. ‘You’re not going to do this; you’re not going to do this; you’re not going to do this.’ He kind of challenged us a little bit. He went through every player on the team and he challenged us. And I got to thinking, ‘I want to prove Day-Day wrong because he’s always talking stuff.'”

Valentine seems set for a monster final season in East Lansing. He is certainly off to a roaring start.

Looks like the Spartans are going to be factor on the national scene as usual this year.