Jan 20 2014
5. Shane Battier, Miami Heat
While Battier may have been a bit overvalued as a leader and good defender coming into the league back in 2001 when he earned the No. 6 spot in the draft, he showed that when it came to his studies, he never devalued them.
With an interest in sabermetrics, finance and golf—all things that require some sort of knowledge—as well as a 3.5 GPA while at Duke, Battier is about as clever off the court as he is with his wily defensive moves on it.
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