<div class="tweet" data-attrs="{"url":"https://twitter.com/thecity2/status/1320806691701551104?s=21","full_text":"@EricApricot @LetsGoWarriors I think more like mid-NCAA is what I’ve surmised.”,”username”:”thecity2″,”name”:”Evan Zamir”,”date”:”Mon Oct 26 19:17:09 +0000 2020″,”photos”:[],”quoted_tweet”:{},”retweet_count”:0,”like_count”:0,”expanded_url”:{}}”>

Evan Zamir @thecity2

@EricApricot @LetsGoWarriors I think more like mid-NCAA is what I’ve surmised.

<div class="tweet" data-attrs="{"url":"https://twitter.com/netauri/status/1320812504126267394?s=21","full_text":"@EricApricot @LetsGoWarriors It is hard and subjective; but for guys like Maledon, Avdija etc. to play/train in structured, professional teams against the likes of Larkin, Pargo, Acy etc., I would put it on top NCAA level. Top NCAA teams have an athleticism edge, though.”,”username”:”NEtauri”,”name”:”LukaWasMineFirst”,”date”:”Mon Oct 26 19:40:15 +0000 2020″,”photos”:[],”quoted_tweet”:{},”retweet_count”:0,”like_count”:0,”expanded_url”:{}}”>

LukaWasMineFirst @NEtauri

@EricApricot @LetsGoWarriors It is hard and subjective; but for guys like Maledon, Avdija etc. to play/train in structured, professional teams against the likes of Larkin, Pargo, Acy etc., I would put it on top NCAA level. Top NCAA teams have an athleticism edge, though.

<div class="tweet" data-attrs="{"url":"https://twitter.com/netauri/status/1320813242701074433?s=21","full_text":"@EricApricot @LetsGoWarriors But how many games do the top athletes from big programs go up against equal competition? The discrepancy in quality in the NCAA is much bigger than in European leagues.”,”username”:”NEtauri”,”name”:”LukaWasMineFirst”,”date”:”Mon Oct 26 19:43:11 +0000 2020″,”photos”:[],”quoted_tweet”:{},”retweet_count”:0,”like_count”:0,”expanded_url”:{}}”>

LukaWasMineFirst @NEtauri

@EricApricot @LetsGoWarriors But how many games do the top athletes from big programs go up against equal competition? The discrepancy in quality in the NCAA is much bigger than in European leagues.

Ranking The Overseas Leagues

I am not an expert at international basketball! The way I made these tiers is by consulting two rankings of leagues abroad:

First, Fran Fraschilla (2017) uses his experience to rank these leagues:

  1. EuroLeague

  2. Spain’s Liga ACB

  3. Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL)

  4. Russia’s VTB United League

  5. Germany’s Basketball Bundesliga (BBL)

  6. Italy’s Lega Basket Serie A (LBA)

  7. France’s LNB Pro A

  8. Adriatic League (ABA)

  9. Greek A1 League

  10. Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL)

  11. Lithuania’s LKL

  12. Chinese Basketball Association (CBA)

Second, Layne Vashro (2016) did a fascinatingly detailed look at projecting NBA performance from international competition performance. Here is a rough tiering of the above leagues (higher measure = higher predicted NBA translated numbers):


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