Shane Battier Speaker Profile
Forward for the Miami Heat
Shane Battier Biography
Shane Courtney Battier was born September 9, 1978 and is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has also been a member of the U.S. national team.
Battier was born and raised in Birmingham, Michigan, and attended Detroit Country Day School in nearby Beverly Hills, where he won many awards including the 1997 Mr. Basketball award. He went on to play four years of college basketball at Duke, where he captured the 2001 National Championship and swept the major National Player of the Year awards. Battier was selected with the sixth overall pick of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Vancouver Grizzlies (who soon became the Memphis Grizzlies).
He was traded five years later to the Houston Rockets, and was then traded back to the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2010–2011 NBA season. He signed with the Miami Heat in 2011. His number has been retired by both Detroit Country Day School and Duke University. He has been recognized for his aggressive defense and has "routinely guarded the league's most dangerous offensive players". He is the only basketball player to have ever won both the Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award (1997) and the Naismith College Player of the Year (2001).
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Posted on 4 July 2014 | 1:19 pm
Shane Battier had a great 13 year career in the NBA, capped off with three consecutive NBA Finals appearances and consecutive NBA Titles in 2012 and 2013 with the Miami Heat. Since announcing his retirement after the 2014 NBA Finals there has been much speculation about what the former Duke University standout and NBA star would do in retirement. Well, he has decided to stay around the...[Read More]
Posted on 24 February 2014 | 7:54 pm
Miami Heat stars Chris Bosh and Shane Battier are teammates on the NBA court, but on Saturday, February 22 they teamed up with professional chefs to do battle at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in a charity cook off benefiting Bosh's Team Tomorrow Inc. and The Battier Take Charge Foundation. The epic battle took place at 3 p.m. at the Kitchen Aid Blue Stage, and all those with...[Read More]
Posted on 29 June 2013 | 1:59 am
Shane Battier is trading his basketball in for a golf ball, at least temporarily. Now that he and the Heat have captured the championship, he's preparing for golf. The Miami Heat forward will be making his fifth appearance at the 24th annual American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in July. Although he has less than a month to make sure he's on top of his game,...[Read More]
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