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The 14 countries that produce the most NBA draft picks




The 2019 NBA draft will be held on Thursday and, as usual, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will call the names of many players from around the world.

The number of NBA players who were born outside the United States has hovered around 25% in recent years, with 42 different countries represented on the opening-night rosters for the 2018-19 season.

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We looked back at the last 10 drafts to see which countries have the most players taken by NBA teams. Not surprisingly, Canada leads the way with the most players born outside the U.S. selected, but some might be shocked to see France is a close second.

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