The Golden Grizzlies and Jaguars battled in the O'rena on Thursday night.
Overview:Played the 2nd-most games in an OU career at 136 ... Finished 4th all-time in defensive rebounds (480) and 8th in offensive rebounds (232) ... All-Summit League honorable mention in his senior season ... One of the top defenders in The Summit League, setting a new O'rena record with 8 in a game ... Posted 15 double-doubles in his career ... A talented two-sport athlete in high school in basketball and football ... Led the league in steals per game in conference action in 2010-11 ... Younger brother Denzel plays at Michigan State ... Graduated with a degree in communication in May 2013.
2012-13 HIGHLIGHTS ▪ Posted double figures in 9 of his last 10 games ▪ Posted 48 career games of at least 10 points and 5 rebounds (16 this season) ▪ Tallied 5 double-doubles ▪ Grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds and had 14 points to post his 4th double-double of the season at Omaha (2/2) ▪ Broke an O'rena record with a career-best 8 steals, tallying 19 points and 8 rebounds vs. Kansas City (1/17) ▪ Had 7 steals at IUPUI (12/29) to go with 8 points, a team-high 8 rebounds and 4 assists ▪ Reached double figures for the first time in 4 games, scoring 15 at West Virginia (12/19), grabbing 7 rebounds, before fouling out after 38 minutes ▪ In a battle with his younger brother Denzel at No. 15 Michigan State (11/23), posted 5 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists in just less than 40 minutes
2011-12 HIGHLIGHTS ▪ Tied for the team lead with 4 double-doubles ▪ Grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds vs. Southern Utah (3/4) at league tourney ▪ Posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds at South Dakota (2/25) in the regular-season finale ▪ Scored 19 points, had 6 rebounds and 4 assists vs. IPFW (2/11) ▪ Blocked a career-best 2 shots at Southern Utah (1/19) ▪ Tallied a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds at SD State (12/30) ▪ Posted 19 points and a team-high 9 rebounds at Valparaiso (12/17) ▪ Finished with 15 points and 8 rebounds against the Vols (11/28) ▪ Went 6-for-9 from the floor at Houston (11/22), tallying 15 points ▪ Posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds at Arkansas (11/16) ▪ Posted 11 points, 6 rebounds and a team-best 3 steals in opener at No. 16/15 Alabama (11/14)
2010-11 HIGHLIGHTS ▪ Led The Summit League in steals per game (1.7) in league games only ▪ Posted four double-doubles ▪ Reached double figures in 15 games, including a stretch of eight straight ▪ Shot 58 percent (75-for-129) from the floor over the last 19 games ▪ Finished seventh in the league in field goal percentage (.554), ninth in steals per game (1.2) and 13th in rebounds per game (5.6) ▪ Made his first collegiate start at West Virginia (11/12), posting five rebounds, two points and two assists ▪ Had 12 points and career-best seven assists in 28 minutes versus Southern Utah (12/5) ▪ Buried both his 3-pointer attempts, including one from behind the NBA line, versus No. 7/8 Michigan State (12/11), tallying 11 points and grabbed six boards ▪ Recorded his first-ever double-double at Centenary (12/28) with 10 points and 10 rebounds; His six offensive boards were a career high as well ▪ Knocked down a game-clinching 3-pointer with 1:14 left at Oral Roberts (12/30) to extend the lead to seven points and finished a perfect 6-for-6 from the floor and 2 of 2 from beyond the arc ▪ Had a career night versus Western Illinois (1/8) with 17 points and 14 rebounds for his second double-double ▪ Posted his third double-double of the season with 11 points and a game-high 13 rebounds at South Dakota State (1/20) ▪ Had a career-high five steals at Western Illinois (2/3), finishing with eight points on 4 of 6 shooting ▪ Tallied 14 points on 7 of 11 shooting versus IPFW (2/12), finishing with seven rebounds and three assists ▪ Grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds in 35 minutes at Southern Utah (2/26) ▪ Had a career night in the semifinals of The Summit League tournament with 24 points and 11 rebounds versus South Dakota State (3/7) ▪ Reach double figures in 2 of 3 league tournament games
2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS ▪ Saw action in 32 games ▪ Finished 82 percent (9-11) from the free throw line ▪ Tallied first points of the season versus Rochester College (11/21) and had his first collegiate block in 11 minutes ▪ Played in 13 minutes at Memphis (11/30), finishing with three rebounds and one block ▪ Tallied six points at No. 5 Syracuse (12/22) ▪ Played 19 minutes versus Alma College (12/28), tallying six points, a career-high four rebounds, one steal and one block ▪ Posted nine points and six rebounds at Centenary (1/9), going 3-for-3 from the charity stripe ▪ Saw action in a season-high 21 minutes in the quarterfinal game versus UMKC (3/6), going 2-for-5 from the floor and scoring five points ▪ Went 2-for-2 from the floor against No. 18 Pittsburgh (3/19) to score seven points at the NCAA tournament
High School ▪ Lettered in four seasons in basketball ▪ Two-year captain in both football and basketball ▪ Averaged 15.5 points per game and 11.9 rebounds per game en route to being named all-state honorable mention in junior season ▪ Helped lead team to back-to-back CAAC basketball titles ▪ Named all-state first team in senior season ▪ Three-time all-conference selection (2007-09) ▪ Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) all-star game participant ▪ Two-year letterwinner in football as starting quarterback ▪ Missed senior year of football due to an injury ▪ Set a single-season school record for passing yards and helped lead the Big Reds to CAAC football championship, along with district title in junior season ▪ Tabbed all-league and all-district in junior season
Academic Achievements ▪ National Honor Society
Top Athletic Performance ▪ Leading Oakland to The Summit League Championship game with 24 points and 11 rebounds in a win over South Dakota State (3/7/11) in Sioux Falls
Personal Full Name: Carlton Andrew Valentine II Birthdate: May 25, 1991 Parents: Carlton and Kathy Valentine ▪ Father played basketball at Michigan State (1984-88) and professionally in Sweden (1989-94) Brother:Denzel is a freshman on the Michigan State basketball team
Top Three Reasons for Choosing Oakland 1. Coaching staff 2. Campus 3. Close to home