The foreign flavor to this NBA draft
What does the number of internationals taken say about the American college game?
Is it fair to conclude that the 2011 NBA draft was a referendum on college basketball? OK, it might not sound like a big deal that 14 of the 60 players drafted Thursday night were born outside North America. That's only 23 percent, or about the same percentage of foreign-born players in the NBA already. Thing is, four of the first seven players drafted were internationals, including Congolese shot-swatter Bismack Biyombo (by the Kings, who traded his rights to Charlotte), who seems to have been ...
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