Fadeaway World

The NBA has become a global phenomenon, as there’s no country in the world where young ballers and even older fans are rooting for some given team, and we’re seeing more and more international players as years go by.

As a matter of fact, some of the best players in the league right now are foreign, like Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic, Kristaps Porzingis or Rudy Gobert, so the table is slowly starting to turn in favor of those ballers from overseas.

Actually, the league features players from 42 different countries this year, and up to this day, there are 108 international players in the NBA. Today, we’re going to let you know about the best player by country. In this case, I will count Kyrie Irving for Australia (born in Australia), Ivica Zubac for Bosnia (born in Bosnia) and Nikola Mirotic for Montenegro (born in Montenegro).

Note: Obviously, rankings are based only on this season.

 

Australia

Kyrie Irving – 23.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 6.6 assists per game

Honorable Mention: Ben Simmons

 

Austria

Jakob Poeltl – 5.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists per game

 

Bahamas

Deandre Ayton – 16.7 points, 10.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists per game

Honorable Mention: Buddy Hield

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jusuf Nurkic – 14.9 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists per game

Honorable Mention: Ivica Zubac

 

Brazil

Nene Hilario – 4.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, 0.7 assists per game

Honorable Mention: Raul Neto

 

Cameroon

Joel Embiid – 26.9 points, 13.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists per game

Honorable Mention: Pascal Siakam

 

Canada

Jamal Murray – 18.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.0 assists per game

Honorable Mention: Andrew Wiggins

 

China

Zhou Qi – 2.0 points, 0.0 rebounds, 0.0 assists per game

 

Croatia

Bojan Bogdanovic – 16.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists per game

Honorable Mention: Dario Saric

 

Czech Republic

Tomas Satoransky – 6.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists per game

 

The Democratic Republic of the Congo

Emmanuel Mudiay – 14.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists per game

Honorable Mention: Bismack Biyombo

 

Dominican Republic

Al Horford – 12.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists

 

Egypt

Abdel Nader – 2.9 points, 1.4 rebounds, 0.2 assists per game

 

Finland

Lauri Markkanen – 17.6 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists per game

 

France

Rudy Gobert – 15.0 points, 12.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists per game

Honorable Mention: Nicolas Batum

 

Georgia

Zaza Pachulia – 4.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists per game

 

Germany

Dennis Schroder – 15.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.5 assists per game

Honorable Mention: Dirk Nowitzki

 

Greece

Giannis Antetokounmpo – 26.0 points, 12.5 rebounds, 6.2 assists per game

 

Haiti

Skal Labissiere – 3.1 points, 1.9 rebounds, 0.4 assists per game

 

Israel

Omri Casspi – 5.1 points, 2.9 rebounds, 0.8 assists per game

 

Italy

Danilo Gallinari – 19.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists per game

Honorable Mention: Marco Belinelli

 

Latvia

Davis Bertans – 7.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists per game

Honorable Mention: Rodions Kurucs

 

Lithuania

Jonas Valanciunas – 12.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists per game

Honorable Mention: Domantas Sabonis

 

Mali

Cheick Diallo – 3.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 0.3 assists per game

 

Montenegro

Nikola Vucevic – 20.4 points, 11.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists per game

Honorable Mention: Nikola Mirotic

 

New Zealand

Steven Adams – 15.3 points, 10.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists per game

 

Nigeria

Josh Okogie – 6.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists per game

 

Philippines

Jordan Clarkson – 16.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists per game

 

Poland

Marcin Gortat – 5.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists per game

 

Puerto Rico

JJ Barea – 10.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, 5.7 assists per game

 

Republic of the Congo

Serge Ibaka – 15.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists per game

 

Russia

Timofey Mozgov – 6.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, 0.6 assists per game

 

Senegal

Gorgui Dieng – 5.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 0.7 assists per game

 

Serbia

Nikola Jokic – 18.2 points, 10.0 rebounds, 7.6 assists per game

Honorable Mention: Bogdan Bogdanovic

 

Slovenia

Luka Doncic – 19.4 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.9 assists per game

Honorable Mention: Goran Dragic

 

Spain

Marc Gasol – 15.9 points, 8.9 rebounds, 4.5 assists per game

Honorable Mention: Ricky Rubio

 

Sweden

Jonas Jerebko – 7.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists per game

 

Switzerland

Clint Capela – 17.3 points, 12.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists per game

Honorable Mention: Thabo Sefolosha

 

Tunisia

Salah Mejri – 2.4 points, 2.2 rebounds, 0.5 assists per game

 

Turkey

Enes Kanter – 14.4 points, 10.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists per game

Honorable Mention: Ersan Ilyasova

 

Ukraine

Alex Len – 10.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists per game

Honorable Mention: Svi Mykhailiuk

 

United Kingdom

OG Anunoby – 7.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 0.7 assists per game

Honorable Mention: Luol Deng

 

United States

LeBron James – 27.3 points, 7.1 assists, 8.3 rebounds per game

Honorable Mention: Kevin Durant

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