Faculty and Advisory Board Shane Battier
Over his distinguished 13-year NBA career and his heralded collegiate career at Duke University, Shane Battier has established himself as a scholar athlete, All-American, leader, champion and philanthropist. A six-time divisional winner of the NBA Sportsmanship Award, Shane is also known for his exemplary character and his commitment to community service. He and his wife, Heidi, launched The Battier Take Charge Foundation to provide resources and programs for the development and education of underserved youth and teens.
Shane graduated from Duke University in May 2001 with an NCAA Championship and a degree in comparative religions. Shane and Heidi (his high school sweetheart) have a son (Zeke) and a daughter (Eloise).
“He personifies what you want in a basketball player. He has a positive impact on everything we do. So when you judge him by his stats, which are great, that’s not nearly the entire picture. It’s leadership, his ability to focus, his ability to get everyone to believe. There’s nobody close to him.”
–Mike Krzyzewski, Head Coach – Duke University