Scouting the NBA’s Newest Overseas Additions from the 2015 Offseason

August 28th, 2015 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »
The NBA is more global today than it's ever been. This summer alone, the league played its first exhibition in Africa, where it also conducted clinics as part of Basketball Without Borders, and is currently bringing basketball camps to the Caribbean.

Not to mention all the trips that players are taking nowadays to promote their personal brands, particularly in China.

This year, the globe is coming back to the NBA as strong as ever. The Association hit a new high with 101 international players in its ranks last season and will be adding as many as 10 more to that list in 2015-16.

Unlike their American college-trained counterparts, these guys haven't been exposed to TV audiences in the States. Instead, their notoriety comes from YouTube mixtapes and scraps of summer-league play.

Fortunately, there are folks who have seen these guys play extensively, be it on tape, in person or both. To learn more about who from beyond the league's borders will be next to take it by storm, we consulted with NBA scouts, front-office executives and Bleacher Report's own draft guru, Jonathan Wasserman, and put together scouting reports for each pl ...

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