Breaking news: the United States is no longer the only epicenter of basketball talent.
Competitions like the Olympics, FIBA World Championships and World University Games—that ninth-place finish stings a little—have driven home the point that the rest of the world has caught up with America when it comes to producing skill on the hardwood.
Fortunately for college basketball fans and writers, these international players see American colleges as their most likely path to the NBA.
Aside from the expatriates, there are also players born and bred in America who qualify as FIBA internationals thanks to one parent being an immigrant. These stars may not leap to mind as foreign talent, but some have already suited up for other nations.
These players should stand as some of the college game's best this season, reminding us of what a global language basketball has become.