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Basketball star Nic Batum buys Cornelius mansion

Basketball star Nic Batum buys Cornelius mansion

One of the biggest names in Charlotte sports has purchased one of the biggest lakefront homes in Cornelius. Hornets star Nicolas Batum paid $3.725 million for a 10,000 square foot estate on Nantz Road, according to Mecklenburg County tax records.

On July 7, Batum re-signed with the Hornets, inking a five-year, $120 million contract. It’s bigger than Cam Newton’s five-year $103.8 million contract.

Ladies, the deed indicates the 27-year-old French-born basketball star is single.

According to the Mecklenburg County deed his full name is Nicholas Madelin Victor Andre Batum, although the Charlotte Hornets website and other sources spell his name Nicolas or Nic.

Any way you spell it, he makes a lot of money, around $24 mil a year. The median household income in Cornelius was around $83,000 in 2010.

Batum was traded to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Gerald Henderson, Jr. and Noah Vonleh last year, according to NBA.com.

SBNation says Batum was like a shot in the arm for the Hornets, who were 33-49 the season before Batum arrived. “Excepting the dozen games he missed due to injury this season, they improved to 41-29 in 2015-16,” SBNation says.

Batum played for the Portland Trail Blazers  from 2008-15. During the 2012 Olympics, he played for the French national basketball team.

The house is as interesting as Batum. The three-level home, which was built in 2007 by Bonn-A Development & Construction,  has six bedrooms, six full bathrooms and an elevator, as well as a two-level pool and spa. The gated property sold for $4 million in 2009; the sellers were Gail and Dr. Roberto Ferraro, a urologist. The house and land are assessed at $3.787 million according to property records.

Seasoned Cornelius real estate power brokers Lance Carlyle and Jim Carlyle of  Carlyle Properties listed the property at $3.95 million. Terry Donahue, who is also with Carlyle Properties, represented Batum.

This is the second time this year that Lance Carlyle and Donahue of have worked together to close a house in Cornelius for $3.7 million or more. In December they brokered the sale of a 9,500 square foot home at 16709 Tinker Place, also in Cornelius and also built by Bonn-A Development.