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Should NBA Scouts Stay Away From Foreigners with Early Draft Choices?

Published by on May 24, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Dirk. Manu. AK-47. Okur. Turkoglu.

Great lineup.

Elite players have come out of foreign countries in the past few years, but are they worth taking as high as many scouts as perceived?

With every superstar coming out of foreign countries, there is always a bust. Think back to Darko Milicic, Nikoloz Tskitshivili, Andrea Bargnani, and those picks, 2, 5, and 1, respectively.

That's a lot to give up in today's drafts for these players.

My question. Why haven't NBA scouts flocked towards collegiate athletes who have proven themselves on a regular basis and in a competition that is decipherable game to game?

Not to say that for every stud collegiate athlete that comes into ...

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