From an objective standpoint, there are 350 d1 schools with 13 scholarships, so 4550 total scholarships to give.There is something called an O-1 visa for individuals with an extraordinary ability in the sciences, education, business, or athletics. Maybe these Division 1 athletes can go that route? I have no idea how hard it is to get those. I am sure that is how the NBA foreign athletes get to work, but I guess it is a question of the definition of extraordinary.
Of the 4550 total D1 basketball players, there 663 international players, or about 14.5% of all D1 players.
If that number isn’t exclusive enough, remember that technically anybody in the world could apply for that, so now you have 663 out of a pool of 7B, or .009%.
I would objectively argue that being in a group that exclusive would define extraordinary ability. But then again, I’m not government red tape.
Obviously, selfishly, I want the best players from anywhere, pay them up, and let’s win some Nattys.