Very interesting thread. To go back to the original 2 questions...no it is not a problem for NB hoops. The kids here are getting lots of opportunities with small university to play and learn. And YES others are being overlooked. First off, coaches are to blame because they do the recuiting. The problem is lack of thinking outside the box. Common thought is raw tall athlete. Well finished athletes go NCAA or whatever. So the versitile 6'5" guy gets picked up universally. But what did he do for his team? Was he the dominate leader on and off the floor? Or did he just dominate lesser players on the floor, go with the flow in school, and stay 1 step out of trouble with the admin or the law? Who actually led the team?
Maybe the raw athlete will always be raw. Pick a few smart players coaches. Let them find ways to win. Ask the question, is the current way of thinking the only way to build a TEAM
Now I'm not saying that any of the guys who have gone to CIS are not good recruits. I'm only pointing out that some more players would be able to make CIS teams and make contributions. Consistent, tough, smart role players that make good decisions. There is a place for guys that play like Derek Fisher, Darren Collison, or Steve Nash. Yes I know there is little comparison with NB high school players but that style of player is similar to what NB has available. Truthfully the CIS level game is really not out of reach in many ways. The games I have watched often have tons of turnovers, lack execution, and show a few highlight plays. I'd like to see teams who play defense for 40 minutes and see the floor.
Coaches step away from the 2 man, pick and roll game. Play 10 deep and recruit smart glue type role players to go with a smaller cross section of super athletes.