COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Former Duke National Player of the Year Shane Battier, a two-time international medalist, will serve as the athlete representative on the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee for the 2017-20 quadrennium.
Battier represented the U.S. at the 1997 Nike Hoop Summit before winning a gold medal with the U.S. at the 2001 Goodwill Games and a bronze medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship.
Purdue’s Matt Painter will serve as the committee chair while Tony Bennett (Virginia), Ed Cooley (Providence) and Sean Miller (Arizona) work alongside Battier. The group is charged with issuing invitations for trials and training camps, as well as selecting coaching staffs and team members for USA Basketball college-age teams.
In addition to garnering National Player of the Year honors in 2001, Battier was a three-time National Defensive Player of the Year and a two-time All-American and a two-time Academic All-American with the Blue Devils. He capped his Duke career with a national championship in 2001 before being drafted sixth overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in that year’s NBA Draft.
Battier currently serves as Director of Basketball Development and Analytics for the Miami Heat, with whom he won NBA championships as a player in 2012 and 2013.