Eight of the 24 U.S. grown players selected in the second round of the 2013 draft will be playing overseas this coming season. This wasn't very common a few years ago, but it's becoming a growing trend in the NBA these days.
Based on our research, 2013 is the year with the highest number of second-round picks stashed away out of college. The total since 2001 is 45 – most of them (39) going to Europe.
If you went to college in the States and ended up playing your first year of pro basketball outside of the NBA following a second-round draft selection, it doesn't bode well for your future in the league. Only nine of the those guys have played in the NBA. As of now, only two – Matt Bonner and Darius Songaila – have played in the league for more than one season.
Full data below:
Bold: Played regular-season NBA games.
PLAYER YEAR PICK TEAM PRO DEBUT
Andre Hutson 2001 51 Milwaukee Napoli (Italy)
Ken Johnson 2001 48 Miami Avellino (Italy)
Kyle Hill 2001 43 Houston ASVEL Villeurbanne (France)
Randy Holcomb 2002 57 Philadelphia Slask Wroclaw (Poland)
Darius Songaila 2002 50 Boston CSKA Moscow (Russia)
Jason Jennings 2002 46 Portland BenQ Sina Lions (China)
Steve Logan 2002 29 Golden State Mobile Revelers (NBADL)
Rick Rickert 2003 55 Minnesota Krka Novo Mesto (Slovenia)
Tommy Smith 2003 53 Chicago KK Split (Croatia)
Matt Bonner 2003 45 Toronto Sicilia Messina (Italy)
Mario Austin 2003 36 Chicago CSKA Moscow (Russia)
Marcus Douthit 2004 56 LA Lakers Verviers-Pepinster (Belgium)
Rickey Paulding 2004 54 Detroit Hapoel Jerusalem (Israel)
Ricky Sanchez 2005 35 Denver Idaho Stampede (NBADL)
Guillermo Diaz 2006 52 LA Clippers CEZ Nymburk (Czech Republic)
Reyshawn Terry 2007 44 Dallas Aris Thessaloniki (Greece)
Deron Washington 2008 59 Detroit Hapoel Holon (Israel)
James Gist 2008 57 San Antonio Angelico Biella (Italy)
Sasha Kaun 2008 56 Cleveland CSKA Moscow (Russia)
Maarty Leunen 2008 54 Houston Darussafaka (Turkey)
Shan Foster 2008 51 Dallas Eldo Caserta (Italy)
DeVon Hardin 2008 50 Seattle Egaleo (Greece)
Trent Plaisted 2008 46 Detroit Angelico Biella (Italy)
Robert Dozier 2009 60 Miami Kolossos Rhodes (Greece)
Chinemelu Elonu 2009 59 LA Lakers CAI Zaragoza (Spain)
Ahmad Nivins 2009 56 Dallas Basquet Manresa (Spain)
Robert Vaden 2009 54 Oklahoma City Imola (Italy)
Nick Calathes 2009 45 Dallas Panathinaikos (Greece)
Dwayne Collins 2010 60 Phoenix Varese (Italy)
Ryan Reid 2010 57 Oklahoma City Tulsa 66ers (NBADL)
Jerome Jordan 2010 44 New York KK Hemofarm (Serbia)
Jarvis Varnado 2010 41 Miami Pistoia (Italy)
Jon Diebler 2011 51 Portland Panionios (Greece)
Kyle Singler 2011 33 Detroit Lucentum Alicante (Spain)
Marcus Denmon 2012 59 San Antonio Elan Chalon (France)
Robbie Hummel 2012 58 Minnesota Obradoiro (Spain)
Justin Hamilton 2012 45 Miami KK Cibona (Croatia)
Alex Oriakhi 2013 57 Phoenix Limoges (France)
Colton Iverson 2013 53 Boston Besiktas (Turkey)
Erick Green 2013 46 Denver Montepaschi Siena (Italy)
Mike Muscala 2013 44 Atlanta Obradoiro (Spain)
James Ennis 2013 50 Miami Perth Wildcats (Australia)
Deshaun Thomas 2013 58 San Antonio Nanterre (France)
Arsalan Kazemi 2013 54 Philadelphia Pettochimi (Iran)
Pierre Jackson 2013 42 New Orleans ASVEL (France)
PLAYER YEAR PICK TEAM DESTINATION