The Mutt and Jeff combination pictured above are two of the better college basketball players in America, despite the fact that neither was born in America.
International influence continues to expand in both the NBA and the NCAA game as players flock to the USA seeking the highest level of competition they can find. Assembling a crew of the top foreign-born players in college hoops this season could produce a strong top-10 team.
As a case in point, we present the following 12 players who were born within other countries' borders. Feel free to examine the list and picture these players joining forces as a world select team tipping off against, say, Kentucky or Arizona or North Carolina.
Now that would be must-see TV.
Players' heights and weights from official school bios. Recruiting rankings for freshmen from VerbalCommits.com player pages.