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Encyclopedia > Shane Battier
Shane Battier
Position Small forward
League NBA
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Team Houston Rockets
Nationality USA
Born September 9, 1978 (1978-09-09) (age 29)
Flag of Michigan Birmingham, Michigan
High school Detroit Country Day School
College Duke
Draft 6th overall, 2001
Memphis Grizzlies
Pro career 2001–present
Former teams Memphis Grizzlies 2001-2006
Awards Mr. Basketball of Michigan (1997),
1997 Naismith Prep Player of the Year,
2001 Oscar Robertson Trophy,
Naismith College Player of the Year,
John R. Wooden Award,
NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player,
ACC Athlete of the Year (2001)

Shane Courtney Battier (born September 9, 1978 in Birmingham, Michigan) is an American professional basketball player with the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association and the U.S. national team. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Michigan. ... Birmingham is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Detroit Country Day School (also known as DCDS, DCD, or Country Day) is a private, secular school located in Beverly Hills, Michigan, northwest of Detroit. ... Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. ... 2001 NBA Draft — 27 June 2001 – New York City, New York Kwame Brown became the first high school player to be drafted number one overall in draft history. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 2001-02 NBA season is the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2001-02 NBA season is the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Each year the Mr. ... The Naismith Prep Player of the Year award, named for Canadian basketball inventor James Naismith, is given annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to high school basketballs top male and female player. ... The Oscar Robertson Trophy is given out annually to outstanding mens college basketball players by the United States Basketball Writers Association. ... The Naismith College Player of the Year award, named for basketball inventor James Naismith, is given annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to college basketballs top male and female player. ... The John R. Wooden Award is an award given annually to the most outstanding mens and womens college basketball players. ... At the conclusion of the NCAA mens and womens Division I basketball championships (the Final Four tournaments), the Associated Press selects a Most Outstanding Player. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference Athlete of the Year award is given to the male and female athlete who show extraordinary talent throughout the entire season. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Birmingham is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ...


Battier was born and raised in Birmingham, Michigan, and attended Derby Middle School, before starting his basketball career at Detroit Country Day School in Beverly Hills, Michigan, where he won many awards including 1997 "Mr. Basketball of Michigan" while playing for coach Kurt Keener. On September 11, 2007, Shane returned to Detroit Country Day School as they retired his jersey, number 55. Shane joined Chris Webber as only the second player to have their athletic number retired by Detroit Country Day School. Detroit Country Day School (also known as DCDS, DCD, or Country Day) is a private, secular school located in Beverly Hills, Michigan, northwest of Detroit. ... Beverly Hills is a village located in Oakland County, Michigan, United States. ... Each year the Mr. ...

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Career

College

Battier went on to attend Duke University, where he played four years 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. In 2001, Battier swept the major National Player of the Year awards, and subsequently had his jersey number 31 retired by the Blue Devils. Additionally, Battier was a three-time awardee of the NABC Defensive Player of the Year. Battier graduated from Duke with a major in religion. Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The University of Connecticut, commonly known as UConn, is the State of Connecticuts land-grant university. ... The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ... The NABC Defensive Player of the Year is an award given annually by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to recognize the countrys top defensive player in collegiate basketball. ...


NBA

Battier was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the sixth pick of the first round of the 2001 NBA Draft. He was the Grizzlies' second draft pick since the team relocated from Vancouver, Canada after six years. Pau Gasol of Spain was selected in the same draft with the number three pick, also by the Memphis Grizzlies. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 2001 NBA Draft — 27 June 2001 – New York City, New York Kwame Brown became the first high school player to be drafted number one overall in draft history. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Pau Gasol Sáez (born July 6, 1980, in Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona province,Catalonia, Spain) is a 70 (2. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Battier is a versatile player with the size to play inside and the range to score from further out (particularly the corner three-pointer). However, he makes his living as a hustle player on the defensive end, where he defends three positions (shooting guard, power forward, small forward) with a high degree of skill, nets a good number of blocks and steals, dives for loose balls, and frequently draws offensive fouls from his opponent. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Oscar Torres (13) is in position to block this shot. ... In basketball, a steal occurs when a defensive player legally deflects and controls, catches, or bats to a teammate a pass or dribble of an offensive player. ... In basketball, a personal foul is a breach of the rules that concerns illegal personal contact with an opponent. ...


Battier has often been called "the ultimate glue guy" for playing sound, fundamental, team-oriented basketball, making his teammates more effective without flash or padding his own stats, and for making the most of his skills with discipline and hustle rather than raw athelticism.[1]


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 Rudy Gay in the 2006 NBA Draft. The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Stromile Swift (born November 21, 1979 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a 69 230 pound professional basketball player currently with the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association. ... Rudy Carlton Gay, Jr. ... The 2006 NBA Draft was held on June 28 at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. ...


He played for the US national team in the 2006 FIBA World Championship, winning a bronze medal.[2] The United States mens national basketball team is the representative for the United States of America in international mens basketball. ... Official logo The winner, Spain, is being celebrated The 2006 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Japan from August 19 to September 3, 2006. ...


Other

He once told ESPN The 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."[3] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


He was featured on the cover of EA's NCAA March Madness 2002 video game.

Preceded by
Joe Hamilton
ACC Male Athlete of the Year
2001
Succeeded by
Juan Dixon
Preceded by
Kenyon Martin
John R. Wooden Award (men)
2001
Succeeded by
Jay Williams
Preceded by
Kenyon Martin
Naismith College Player of the Year (men)
2001
Succeeded by
Jay Williams
Preceded by
Mateen Cleaves
NCAA Basketball Tournament
Most Outstanding Player
(men's)

2001
Succeeded by
Juan Dixon

Joe Hamilton was a successful college quarterback at Georgia Tech from 1996 to 1999. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference Athlete of the Year award is given to the male and female athlete who show extraordinary talent throughout the entire season. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Juan Dixon (born October 9, 1978 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.) is an American professional basketball player currently with the NBAs Portland Trail Blazers. ... Kenyon Lee Martin (born December 30, 1977 in Saginaw, Michigan), is an American professional basketball player. ... The John R. Wooden Award is an award given annually to the most outstanding mens and womens college basketball players. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Jason Jay Williams (born September 10, 1981 in Plainfield, New Jersey) is an American professional basketball player. ... The Naismith College Player of the Year award, named for basketball inventor James Naismith, is given annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to college basketballs top male and female player. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Mateen Cleaves (born September 7, 1977 in Flint, Michigan) is a professional basketball player most recently playing for the Seattle SuperSonics of the NBA. Cleaves led the Michigan State basketball team to a national championship in 2000 and won the Most Outstanding Player award. ... At the conclusion of the NCAA mens and womens Division I basketball championships (the Final Four tournaments), the Associated Press selects a Most Outstanding Player. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...

References

  1. ^ Houston Chronicle: "Was it a Good Preseason." October 27, 2006. Retrieved April 21, 2007.]
  2. ^ 2006 USA Basketball
  3. ^ ESPN The Magazine: "Bump 'N Run: Stuart Scott with Shane Battier." Retrieved April 19, 2007.

The Houston Chronicle is a daily newspaper in Houston, Texas, United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Shane Battier - HoopsVibe (1320 words)
Shane Battier, now 25 years of age, is already a remarkably accomplished individual.
A three-time national defensive player of the year, Battier was the first player in ACC history - and fourth in college history - to finish with at least 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 200 blocks, 200 assists and 200 steals.
A vocal leader in the clubhouse, Battier garnered Rookie of the Month honors (December) and was selected to the Rookie squad for the Rookie Challenge during the 2002 NBA All-Star Weekend.
Shane Battier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (398 words)
Shane Battier (born September 9, 1978 in Birmingham, Michigan) is an American professional basketball player with the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association and the U.S. national team.
Battier was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the sixth pick of the first round of the 2001 NBA Draft.
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 (Rudy Gay) in the 2006 NBA Draft.
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