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Shane Battier
Shane Battier
Position: None
Born: 09/09/78
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:229 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
The former Miami Heat forward who was part of the franchise’s last two NBA championships and now serves as a member of the front office in charge of analytics surprised 21 high school sophomores at Miami Central High with fully paid four-year college scholarships. The scholarships require the students graduate high school with at least a 2.5 GPA, stay out of trouble and participate in his Battier’s new GUIDE program, which assigns students to college mentors they must meet with twice a month.
Meeting the recipients for the first time Thursday made Battier, 38, quite emotional. When he left the students behind to conduct interviews, tears began streaming down his cheeks as he opened up about the experience. “They’ve been told ‘no’ so many times. For someone to say ‘Yes, you have a real chance’… it means a lot to me,” said Battier, who along with his wife, Heidi, selected the students off 30-second video submissions they sent in talking about themselves and why they wanted a scholarship.
In addition to his new title with the Heat, Battier was named last month to USA Basketball’s Junior National team selection committee. He played for the World Championship team in 2006 that won the bronze medal. “It’s a huge honor,” Battier said. “I take the responsibility very seriously to keep USA Basketball on top.”
“LeBron’s a great passer and the greatest player I ever played with,” said ex-NBA forward Shane Battier, who won two titles as James’s teammate in Miami. “But he had a propensity for hitting me below the knees with a lot of his passes. And I had to tell him: ‘Look, I know you love your triple-doubles. If you want to get more, you’ve gotta start hitting me in the chest with these. Get me the ball in a good spot, and I’ll help you get there.”