After Michigan State beat Michigan on senior day in 2000, Mateen Cleaves grabbed a microphone and declared: “We will win the national title.”
Told after the game about that speech, (Denzel) Valentine decided to follow suit.
“Maybe I can say that now,” Valentine said. “National championship guarantee, right now.”
“Yeah,” Valentine said. “I mean, we have the team to do it. The only thing that’s going to stop us is us, so we’re going to do our part.”
Source: Kyle Austin of MLive.com
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Duke Blue Devils guard RJ Barrett, widely projected as a lottery pick, has made the decision to leave after his freshman season to enter the NBA draft, he announced Wednesday on social media.
“It was amazing to play for Coach K, play for the brotherhood,” Barrett said in a video posted to Twitter and Instagram. “It was a dream of mine to play at Duke ever since I was a young kid. It’s also a dream of mine to play in the NBA and have great success there. …
“I’m looking forward to coming back and supporting the Blue Devils any way I can. Just wanted to thank you for everything.”
Source: RJ Barrett via ESPN