#12 Talor Battle
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  • Signed in Adriatic League
  • Signed with Olimpia Ljubljana in Slovenia
  • PG
  • 6'0" / 170lbs
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  • 09/16/1988
  • USA
  • Undrafted, 2011
  • Penn State
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1st August, 2011FranceSigned a one year contract with Cholet.
5th December, 2011FranceLeft Cholet.
5th December, 2011GermanySigned for the remainder of the season with Telekom Baskets Bonn.
4th August, 2012ItalySigned a one year contract with Capo D'Orlando.
18th July, 2013BelgiumSigned a one year contract with Mons-Hainaut.
5th June, 2014BelgiumSigned a two year extension with Mons-Hainaut.
15th June, 2015BelgiumLeft Mons-Hainaut.
9th August, 2015IsraelSigned a one year contract with Hapoel Tel-Aviv.
29th February, 2016IsraelLeft Hapoel Tel-Aviv.
1st March, 2016LatviaSigned for the remainder of the season with Ventspils.
15th March, 2016LatviaSigning cancelled.
6th February, 2017HungarySigned for the remainder of the season with Atomeromu.
14th July, 2017SloveniaSigned a one year contract with Olimpia Ljubljana.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2007 - 2011Penn State (NCAA)
August 2011 - December 2011Cholet (France)
December 2011 - June 2012Telekom Baskets Bonn (Germany)
July 2012L.A. Clippers (Summer League)
August 2012 - June 2013Capo D'Orlando (Italy, LegaDue)
July 2013 - June 2015Mons Hainaut (Belgium)
August 2015 - February 2016Hapoel Tel-Aviv (Israel)
March 2016Ventspils (Latvia)
February 2017 - June 2017Atomeromu (Hungary)
July 2017 - presentOlimpia Ljubljana (Slovenia)

June 22, 2011

A tale of two hairlines.

Talor Battle - Battle has the aptest surname for a basketball player since Rolando Blackman. Battle is little, very little, listed at 5'11 and possibly smaller than that. But he battles, and has been something of a one man show for an improved Penn State. As a junior, Battle led the team in points (18.5ppg), assists (4.3apg), steals (1.1spg) and even rebounds (5.3rpg), and while getting a little help in his senior season brought down the rebounds and assists numbers, Battle's scoring went up to 20.2ppg.

He did this via his jumpshot, and he is a much better three point shooter than his 36% shooting from there suggests. Battle regularly shot from 30 feet, not because he was Jimmer Fridette, but because Penn State had no other offensive options, and Battle had to force something up. And given that being so small meant he was easy to smother on the perimeter, he had to drop back farther to shoot. Due to his size, Battle can't do much around the basket and is no defensive threat - he doesn't seem to have good hands, and isn't even especially fast. It's not likely that he makes the NBA as a shooting specialist. But if there was a summer league, he'd be in it, from whence anything can happen.

[Sadly, there is to be no 2011 summer league.]