World's best basketball leagues outside of the NBA


Editor's note: Fran Fraschilla, a former head coach at Manhattan, St. John's and New Mexico, is a college basketball analyst and international draft expert for ESPN.
Yes, the basketball world continues to grow closer. Hundreds of Americans are playing all over the globe and last season the NBA had 113 players born outside the United States on opening night rosters.
And, while the NBA remains the best basketball league in the world by a good distance, the gap between Adam Silver's league and professional leagues around the world grows smaller.