Starks, where is Mitch Creek playing? Where is Jason Cadee playing? Seriously. I cant remember one player ever coming out of the AIS and going to Europe.
It is quite the opposite to what people are thinking. We now have a deep, intense league that is a real test for any import. Even Ira Clark has been up and down.
Australia has never attracted the best of the best, they play in the NBA or for the top European clubs, but outside of that we get good imports, as shown by ok imports leaving here and making a good living in Europe (Darden, Melzer, Low, Hinson, Rickert) the level of guys we get now performed just as well at college as previous guys.
While it would be great to have it like 20 years ago when imports would dominate, you would have to add another 6-8 clubs to dilute the talent to get close to that point.