To all the NBA scouts who think Shane Battier will not be a star player at the next level, all I can say is, "Wow."
What can't the Duke All-American do? He can rebound, block shots, defend and flat-out shoot the rock.
There is no substitute for players who can stick the J, baby, and he can tickle the twine with the best. He is nothing but nylon when he squares up and knocks down the jumper.
I feel he will be an outstanding swing-forward in the NBA. Most of all, as coach Mike Krzyzewski would say, maybe players are quicker or can jump higher, but there aren't many who have the toughness, heart and absolute team spirit that Battier represents and brings to the table.
Battier represents toughness, heart and absolute team spirit.
Battier is a winner and will be a winner with whatever NBA franchise drafts him -- not only in the uniform, but also in the community.