The Big 10 handed out their 2015-16 basketball honors, and Michigan State's Denzel Valentine was awarded the Player of the Year trophy.

Valentine lead the Spartans to a number 1 seed in the Big 10 Tourney, and put up some amazing numbers along the way.

No player has averaged 19 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists per game for a whole season until Valentine did it this year.  Denzel also made history as he became the only player in Big Ten history to reach 1,500 points, 800 rebounds and 500 assists in a career.

While Denzel is undoubtedly focused on the Big 10 Tournament starting this week, he's also up for another prestigious award.  He is one of the top candidates for the National Player of the Year award that will be given out this month.

Denzel and the Spartans will take on the winner of Ohio State and Penn State on Friday.  Meanwhile, Michigan starts the Big 10 Tournament Thursday at Noon against Northwestern.

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