Batista with Anadolu Efes
|No. 15 – Pınar Karşıyaka|
|League||Turkish Basketball League
September 2, 1983 |
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (208 cm)|
|Listed weight||270 lb (122 kg)|
|Pro playing career||2001–present|
|2004||Pozuelo de Alarcón|
|2005||Aguas de Calpe|
|2007–2008||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|2009||Libertad de Sunchales|
|Career highlights and awards|
Esteban Damián Batista Hernández (born September 2, 1983) is an Uruguayan professional basketball player who currently plays for Pınar Karşıyaka of the Turkish Basketball League. He is the first ever Uruguayan to play in the NBA.
Batista was signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Hawks on September 12, 2005. He made his NBA debut on November 2 of that year, going scoreless in 6 minutes of play time against the Golden State Warriors. In his first NBA season, Batista averaged 1.8 points per game and 2.5 rebounds per game in 8.7 minutes per game, in 57 games played.
Uruguayan national team
Batista is a member of the Uruguayan national basketball team. During the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship, which was held from August 22 through September 2, in Las Vegas, Batista averaged 20.8 points per game and 12.4 rebounds per game.
- Peter May, Camp Roster Set, The Boston Globe.
- Marc Spears, Batista Waived, The Boston Globe.
- Maccabi signs center Esteban Batista October 22, 2007.
- http://www.sport5.co.il/Articles/Article.274.26664.html (Hebrew)
- http://www.solobasket.com/contenido.php?id=16136 (Spanish)
- "Conoce a Esteban Batista". Baloncestofuenlabrada.com. Retrieved December 18, 2011.
- "CAJA LABORAL bulks up with Batista at center". Euroleague.net. Retrieved December 18, 2011.
- "Anadolu Efes also lands Batista". Euroleague.net. Retrieved December 18, 2011.
- "Batista moves to Pınar Karşıyaka". Sportando.net. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
- NBA.com Profile
- TBLStat.net Profile
- ACB.com Profile
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
- Euroleague.net Player Profile