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Talor Battle - PG, 6'0, 170
Free agent - Last played with Ventspils (Latvia, 2016)
       Date of birth: 09/16/1988
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2011
     Out of: Penn State
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right





- 5th July, 2011.

When: Where:
2007 - 2011 Penn State (NCAA)
August 2011 - December 2011 Cholet (France)
December 2011 - June 2012 Telekom Baskets Bonn (Germany)
July 2012 L.A. Clippers (Summer League)
August 2012 - June 2013 Capo D'Orlando (Italy, LegaDue)
July 2013 - June 2015 Mons Hainaut (Belgium)
August 2015 - February 2016 Hapoel Tel-Aviv (Israel)
March 2016 Ventspils (Latvia)


Date
League
Transaction
1st August, 2011 France Signed a one year contract with Cholet.
5th December, 2011 France Left Cholet.
5th December, 2011 Germany Signed for the remainder of the season with Telekom Baskets Bonn.
4th August, 2012 Italy Signed a one year contract with Capo D'Orlando.
18th July, 2013 Belgium Signed a one year contract with Mons Hainaut.
5th June, 2014 Belgium Signed a two year extension with Mons Hainaut.
15th June, 2015 Belgium Left Mons-Hainaut.
9th August, 2015 Israel Signed a one year contract with Hapoel Tel-Aviv.
29th February, 2016 Israel Left Hapoel Tel-Aviv.
1st March, 2016 Latvia Signed for the remainder of the season with Ventspils.
15th March, 2016 Latvia Signing cancelled.


From blog:


   Sham's unnecessarily great big draft board: Point Guards
2011-06-22


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.]

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