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Photo: Denzel Valentine Posts Awesome Tribute To His Father

Denzel Valentine may have stolen the hearts of Michigan State fans during his time in East Lansing, but he's not the first Valentine to sport Spartans gear on the basketball court. His father, Carlton, was a four-year letterwinner at MSU between 1985-'88. 

As a projected first round NBA Draft pick, Valentine can now sit back and appreciate the road that led him to this point. But, according to him, he wouldn't be in this position if it weren't for his father before him, so he posted this awesome tribute to his father on Instagram Friday afternoon. 

Valentine is projected to be selected No. 17 overall by the Memphis Grizzlies, according to NBADraft.net.