You would be hard-pressed to find an athlete with more influence on the Michigan State basketball program than former Spartan and current Golden State Warrior Draymond Green. Earlier this year, Green made a record $3.1 million donation to the school’s athletic department. Two days ago, I assisted Green in applying for a trademark covering “Sagnasty,” a nickname Green uses to show pride in his hometown of Saginaw, not located far from East Lansing.
Thus, it should come as no surprise that current Spartans wish to follow in Green’s footsteps. One such player is Denzel Valentine, who recently entered his name for the NBA Draft and has now signed with agent B.J. Armstrong of Wasserman Media Group.
Valentine was named national player of the year by many publications, including The Associated Press.
Along with Green and now Valentine, Armstrong represents Derrick Rose, JaVale McGee, Omer Asik and a handful of other NBA players. He gained a more prominent position within Wasserman Media Group upon veteran agent Arn Tellem’s departure to take an executive position with the Detroit Pistons.