Darnell Valentine

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Darnell Valentine
Personal information
Born (1959-02-03) February 3, 1959 (age 58)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 183 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school Wichita Heights (Wichita, Kansas)
College Kansas (1977–1981)
NBA draft 1981 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career 1981–1994
Position Point guard
Number 10, 14, 1
Career history
19811986 Portland Trail Blazers
19861988 Los Angeles Clippers
19881991 Cleveland Cavaliers
1991–1992 Marr Rimini (Italy)
1992–1993 Burghy Modena (Italy)
1994 Reggio Emilia (Italy)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 5,400 (8.7 ppg)
Rebounds 1,318 (2.1 rpg)
Assists 3,080 (5.0 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Darnell Terrell Valentine (born February 3, 1959) is an American former professional basketball player. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Valentine graduated from Wichita Heights High School in Wichita, Kansas, in 1977. He played college basketball at the University of Kansas where he was a three-time Academic All-American and was a member of the 1980 Summer Olympics men's basketball team. Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round (16th pick overall) of the 1981 NBA Draft, Valentine spent 4½ years with the Trail Blazers. In 300 regular season games with Portland, he averaged 9.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists a game. Valentine also played for the Los Angeles Clippers and the Cleveland Cavaliers during his 10-year NBA career. He owns career averages of 8.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 620 NBA games. After winding up his NBA career, Valentine played three seasons in the Italian Basketball League.

From 1994 to 2004 Valentine served as a Regional Representative for the National Basketball Players Association. Valentine worked for the Portland Trail Blazers as Director of Player Programs from September 2004[1] to December 2007.[2] He currently works for Precision Castparts Corp.[3][4] in Portland.


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  2. ^ Eggers, Kerry (3 April 2007). "Valentine still feels the love". Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Quick, Jason (26 November 2009). "Trail Blazers Top 40: No. 33 Darnell Valentine". Oregonian. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Darnell Valentine at LinkedIn.com

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