Nicolas Batum
Full Name: Nicolas Batum
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-8 (2.03 m) / 190 (86.0 kg)
Birthdate: December 14, 1988
High School:
Team: Le Mans (France)
Country: France
 

Le Mans (France)
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2005-06 2 0 2 5 .400 2 3 .667 0 2 .000 2 0 0 0 6 3.00
2006-07 33 0 82 185 .443 15 27 .556 15 53 .283 95 43 15 14 164 5.00
2007-08 29 0 128 245 .522 70 93 .753 30 86 .349 147 105 40 23 356 12.3
Totals 64 0 212 435 .487 87 123 .707 45 141 .319 244 148 55 37 526 8.20
Le Mans (France) Euroleague
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2006-07 12 2 19 38 .500 10 13 .769 3 11 .273 20 8 9 5 51 4.30
2007-08 13 13 43 95 .453 16 24 .667 9 31 .290 45 35 19 6 111 8.50
Totals 25 15 62 133 .466 26 37 .703 12 42 .286 65 43 28 11 162 6.50

Career Highlights: Has grown up playing for MSB Le Mans in his native France and made his French ProA League debut during the 2005-06 season. A member of the French U19 National Team. Helped France win the bronze medal at the 2007 U19 World Championships held in Novi Sad, Serbia, averaging 11.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists. Averaged 14.3 points and 7.9 rebounds in helping France capture the gold medal at the 2006 European U-18 Championship held in Amaliada, Greece, earning Most Valuable Player honors. Averaged 5.4 points and 4.0 rebounds with France at the 2005 European U-18 Championship held in Belgrade, Serbia. Helped lead France to the 2004 European U-16 Championship held in Greece. Scored 23 points on 9-for-13 shooting for the World Team at the 2007 Nike Hoop Summit held in Memphis, Tennessee.

2007-08: Averaging 12.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists with one game remaining in the French ProA League regular season. Has recorded four 20-point games, with a high of 25 points vs. Nancy. Tallied 21 points and 12 rebounds vs. Le Havre. Averaged 8.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists in Euroleague play. Recorded a high of 24 points on perfect 10-for-10 shooting, including 3-for-3 on three-pointers vs. Maccabi Elite.

2006-07: Averaged 5.0 points and 2.9 rebounds in 16.2 minutes a contest. Scored in double figures six times. Posted season-high 18 points vs. Hyeres-Toulon. Recorded 15 points and a season-high nine rebounds vs. Reims. Averaged 4.3 points and 1.7 rebounds in 13.4 minutes a contest in Euroleague play. Registered a high of 15 points vs. Olympiacos.

2005-06: Appeared in two French ProA League games, scoring a total of six points. Averaged 14.3 points and 6.8 rebounds for the Le Mans Espoirs (junior) team.

2004-05: Played with the Le Mans Espoirs team, averaging 5.2 points and 3.1 rebounds in 18.3 minutes a contest.

Strengths: Long, athletic and versatile swingman who competes hard on both ends. Can hit the three-point shot, dribble and pull-up or drive and finish at the rim.



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