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Shane Battier
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Battier during Game 5 of the 2013 Finals against the Spurs.
No. 31
Position: Director of Basketball Analytics & Development
League: NBA
Personal information
Full name: Shane Courtney Battier
Born: September 9, 1978 (1978-09-09) (age 43)
Birmingham, Michigan
Nationality: Flag of the United States.png American
Physical stats
Listed height: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
National Basketball Association career
Debut: 2001 for the Memphis Grizzlies
Final game: 2014 for the Miami Heat
Career information
High school: Detroit Country Day School
(Beverly Hills, Michigan)
College: Duke (19972001)
NBA Draft: 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th
Selected by the Vancouver Grizzles
Position: Small Forward
Playing career: 2001-2014 (13 years)
Career history
As player:
20012006 Memphis Grizzlies
20062011 Houston Rockets
2011 Memphis Grizzlies
20112014 Miami Heat
As executive:
2017-present Miami Heat
Career highlights and awards
Medals
Men's basketball
Representing the Flag of the United States.png United States
FIBA World Championship
Goodwill Games
Olympic Bronze Medal.png Bronze 2006 Japan
FIBA Americas Championship
Goodwill Games
Olympic Gold Medal.png Gold 2001 Brisbane

Shane Courtney Battier (born September 9, 1978) is an American retired professional basketball Small Forward and current basketball executive. Battier currently serves as Director of Basketball Analytics and Development for the Miami Heat. He won two championships with the team in 2012 and 2013.

Battier started his basketball career at Detroit Country Day School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where he won many awards including 1997 "Mr. Basketball" while playing for coach Kurt Keener. Battier went on to attend Duke University, where he played under head coach Mike Krzyzewski. He led the Blue Devils to two Final Fours, in 1999 and 2001. The Blue Devils lost to the Connecticut Huskies in the 1999 Finals, but came back to win the national championship by defeating the Arizona Wildcats two years later. He even had his number 31 retired by the Blue Devils. Coincidentally, the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where the Blue Devils won the 2001 championship, was the very same building in which they won the 1992 championship with Christian Laettner, Grant Hill, and Bobby Hurley leading the way. Battier himself drew many comparisons to Hill, and he played all four years at Duke. (No Blue Devils player had left Duke early for the NBA until 1999, when Battier's teammates Elton Brand, William Avery, and Corey Maggette decided to leave.)

Battier was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the sixth pick of the first round of the 2001 NBA Draft. He was the Grizzlies' first draft pick since the team relocated from Vancouver, Canada after six years.

Battier is a player with exceptional skills on both offense and defense. He can score inside, as well as hit the three-pointer with ease. He can play three positions: Shooting Guard, Power Forward and Small Forward.

On June 28, 2006, Battier was traded by the Grizzlies to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Stromile Swift and the Rockets' number 8 selection in the 2006 NBA Draft (Rudy Gay).

He once told ESPN Magazine's Stuart Scott: "I don't know what I will end up doing post-basketball. I've always been intrigued by politics. I may be a bit too idealistic to run for office. We'll see." [1]

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