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Is Michigan State's Denzel Valentine A Top NBA Prospect? Why?

Denzel Valentine and Michigan State have reached the Final Four for the first time since 2010, and the junior guard's stellar play has been a big reason why. Valentine is one of the nation's most improved players from 2014 to 2015, as he's upped his scoring average from 8.0 to 14.3 points per contest. In three of the team's four NCAA contests, he's scored at least 15 points. But will his skills translate to the next level?

Scouts seems to have different opinions. Valentine has a large frame for a guard, as he's listed at 6-foot-5, 220 pounds. He's also one of the most versatile players in the country, showing the ability to both rebound the ball and find his teammates for easy baskets. But he isn't overly athletic, and he gets knocked for taking questionable shots. What does it all add up to? Were he to come out after this season, he'd be slotted somewhere between the end of the first round and the middle of the second round. 

Does that mean he can't turn into a solid pro? Nope. Valentine has great upside. But he's most likely not going to be a lottery pick.