Of the 16 Blue Devils in the NBA, eight made the playoffs. Of the eight in the playoffs, just Shane Battier remains.
Battier and the Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics in game seven of the Eastern Conference finals last night, advancing to face the Oklahoma City Thunder in the finals.
In the seventh game, Battier went 4-of-9 from three point range for 12 points. In the series, he averaged more than 38 minutes per game, tallying 7.1 points per contest 36-percent shooting from the field.
Battier was one of four members of the 2001 national championship winning squad to make the playoffs with Carlos Boozer of the Bulls, Chris Duhon of the Magic and Dahntay Jones of the Pacers all in the field. J.J. Redick, Elton Brand, Luol Deng and Josh McRoberts all also made the playoffs with the Magic, 76ers, Bulls and Lakers, respectively.
The NBA Finals begin Tuesday at 9 p.m. in Oklahoma City.