The foreign flavor to this NBA draft

What does the number of internationals taken say about the American college game?

Originally Published: June 25, 2011
By Michael Wilbon | ESPN.com

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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