Nicolas Batum

Nicolas Batum ( born December 14, 1988 in Lisieux ) is a French basketball player.


The 2:03 m tall small forward began his professional career in 2005 at the Le Mans Sarthe Basket team, which plays in the French Ligue nationale de basket-ball. In the season 2005/2006 was able to win right away, the French Championship. In the following two years he took part in the ULEB Euro League. There was in the 2007/2008 season in its 13 operations on average 8.5 points and 3.5 rebounds achieve.

For the season 2011/2012 signed a contract with Batum SLUC Nancy in his native France. Due to the existing lockout and the associated emergent game operation, he moved like many other NBA players in other leagues. After Impressive ending the lockout, Batum returned to the Blazers.


Batum has played in the U 16 and U 18 national team of his country. In 2006 he won the gold medal with the French junior team at the U -18 Basketball Championship and he was honored for the MVP of the tournament. In the same year he also won the Albert Schweitzer Tournament, also as MVP of the competition.

With the French national team took part in the European Championships Batum 2009 and 2011 and the 2010 World Cup.

While he failed in the 2011 European Championships with the national team in the final, he was European champion in 2013. In the final against Lithuania it was achieved with 17 points top scorer of the team.