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Carlton Valentine

Carlton is a Macker Hall of Famer because he was a humble, big-hearted space-eating gentle giant who set rock-solid picks and had a nasty jump hook shot. These days he is best known as the father of NBA player and former Michigan State star Denzel Valentine. Carlton, who played at famed DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md., ended up a recruit and standout player for Jud Heathcote at Michigan State and then played professionally in Europe and Canada.  Coaching was next, and currently he is the head coach at Lansing Sexton High School as well as the basketball development director at the Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club in East Lansing.

Carlton Valentine