Shane Battier has officially joined ESPN as a college basketball analyst according to press release from the network.
“After a fulfilling run on the basketball court, I am absolutely thrilled to join the ‘Worldwide Leader in Sports’ in ESPN,” Battier said. “I hope my experiences as a successful collegiate and professional basketball player will add meaningful insight into the dynamic arena of the sports world. I am looking forward to bringing a sense of candor, humor and perspective to all of ESPN’s listeners, readers and viewers.”
Battier joined ESPN’s draft coverage in 2013, interviewing top picks after they were selected.
“Shane’s championship caliber of play at every level of the game adds a distinctive element to our college basketball coverage,” said Mark Gross, senior vice president production & remote events. “His passion for — and extensive knowledge of — the game enhances our deep roster of talented analysts.”
Battier was the sixth overall pick by the Grizzlies in 2001.