Demetrius Antonio Battie is a retired professional basketball player. Born in Dallas, Texas Battie attended South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas and played for the Texas Tech Red Raiders where he ended his career as the school all-time leader in blocked shots. Battie was drafted fifth overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 1997 NBA Draft.
Tim Duncan Departs, Brilliantly, Without Vanity - Jason Gay wsj.com 20160711 - Photo: Tim Duncan shakes hands with NBA Commissioner David Stern at the 1997 NBA Draft after being selected No. 1 overall by the San Antonio Spurs. Duncan played all 19 seasons with San Antonio.