What Is an Overseas Basketball Player’s Average Salary?

In most European basketball leagues, average starting salaries typically range from $65,000 to $100,000, depending on the league. In some instances, the earnings are untaxed, and many teams also provide apartments and vehicles to players.

Some of the top leagues are Liga ACB (Spain), HEBA A1 (Greece), Lega Basket Serie A (Italy), Liga Nacional de Basquet (Argentina) and the China Basketball Association, according to Dime Magazine. Player salaries in these leagues may be significantly higher; in July 2014, SMU signee Emmanuel Mudiay opted to skip his college eligibility and sign a one-year $1.2 million contract with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the China Basketball Association.