There are only 360 active roster spots and another 90 jobs where players are inactive but on some teams roster. The taller and more athletic you are, the better your chances to make it in the NBA. This year’s draft had the fewest European players than in recent years, so that trend has faded. If Dirk or Nash can win it all, you might see a resurgence, but how likely is that.
It is all about Show Time, if you are white and can deal, they will get you in. College basketball is more to the true nature of basketball. There has always been an AA for whites in major sports, since we broke the color line.
White kids also face the family bias of do not follow the n_gers path. You heard this long ago in Public Service jobs, now the Eastern Euros in NY are all in the public fields today
The great thing about the European players are they have the fundamentals and teamwork aspect down to a tee. Now, you also had a few failures from Europe (i.e.Darko Milicic and Nickoloz Tskitishvili) . Also, The number of rounds now consists of two instead of seven from the eighties. Meaning, a team only has two picks and any player selected after first round is not guaranteed a shot on the team.