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NBA pipeline from Europe starting to pay big dividends

By Associated Press In Indianapolis | China Daily | Updated: 2015-06-25 07:41

When Pacers forward Damjan Rudez returned to the Basketball Without Borders camp earlier this month, there were some noticeable changes.

The long, gangly European kids he competed with and against in 2003 had been replaced by bigger, stronger, more polished teenagers.

Perhaps it's just a natural progression for the program designed to turn international prospects such as Rudez into NBA contributors and then bring back those graduates as teachers to work with the next generation of international stars.

NBA pipeline from Europe starting to pay big dividends

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