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    Sim Bhullar has de-committed from Xavier and will attend New Mexico state starting this year - 2011-2012 season, rather than wait a year. New Mexico State already has 5 Canadians on their roster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBallfanJ View Post
    Sim Bhullar has de-committed from Xavier and will attend New Mexico state starting this year - 2011-2012 season, rather than wait a year. New Mexico State already has 5 Canadians on their roster.
    So it's New Canada State Mounties then.

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    Default Sim Bullar explains his decision to switch from Xavier to New Mexico State

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    After decommitting from Xavier, men’s basketball prospect Sim Bhullar said Wednesday that his decision to attend New Mexico State was rooted in finances and eligibility.

    Bhullar, a 7-foot-4 Toronto native, said he did not qualify to compete immediately at Division I schools because of NCAA eligibility rules, and he could not afford to pay for a year at Xavier out-of-pocket.

    “The whole time I was going to go to Xavier, I was really looking forward to it. The last few days I found out that I didn’t qualify and I would have to play regular tuition price this year,” Bhullar said. “My family wasn’t ready to pay that much. We were looking for other options that would be cheaper.”

    Bhullar estimated that he would have to pay about $43,000 for one year at XU. It’s about $25,000 a year for an out-of-state resident to enroll at New Mexico State, per the school’s web site.

    Sources say Bhullar delayed his Division I eligibility by not graduating from high school in four years. The end of the 2009-10 school year marked the close of the eight-semester time frame in which he started high school.

    He spent his fourth year and the first part of his fifth year at The Kiski School in Pennsylvania, an all-boys college prep boarding school. He left after Thanksgiving for Huntington Prep in West Virginia.

    Per NCAA rules he is not eligible to compete a sixth year at the high school level.

    A university could seek an NCAA waiver, based on the idea that Bhullar misunderstood the process for qualifying for Division I sports. The NCAA might grant him partial qualifier status. Or it could deem him a non-qualifier, meaning he would have to pay his way for the year.

    Bhullar chose New Mexico State because he knew people close to the team – five Aggies on next year’s roster are from Canada – and said the program had experience filing similar waivers.

    Dain Price, Bhullar’s host father in Huntington, praised XU’s coaches and said Bhullar had been excited about being a Musketeer.

    “He really just had his heart set on going,” Price said. “But 43 grand is 43 grand.”
    Bhullar made the decision to go to Las Cruces, N.M. late Tuesday after talking with his family.

    “I really wanted to go to Xavier,” Bhullar said. “That was the school I chose. I really loved the coaches and players. It’s a shame I can’t go there.”

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    Canadian U17 center Tanveer Bhullar a big hope for India as well

    REGENSBURG (David Hein’s Eye on the Future) – Here’s hoping that China and Canada face off at the FIBA U17 World Championship. The two countries are not in the same group in Kaunas, Lithuania but both have a big man drawing loads of interest from basketball observers the world over.

    Wouldn’t it be great to see what China’s long and lean 16-year-old Zhou Qi could do against the 17-year-old behemoth Tanveer Bhullar from Canada?

    While both of these players have a lot of talent – and size (and mass in the case of Bhullar) – both of them are also huge figures in the world of hoops.

    Many in China hope that 7-foot-1 (2.14m) Qi can be the eventual next big thing as the nation still weeps over the retirement of Yao Ming – despite the presence of Yi Jianlian.

    But at least there have been some Chinese to play and star in the NBA – besides Yao and Yi Jianlian there was also Wang Zhizhi and Mengke Bateer.

    Of course there have been hundreds of Canadians who have or are playing in the NBA. But the 7-foot-2 Bhullar – and his older (and even bigger) brother Sim – both are the big hope for India.

    Sim and Tanveer’s father, Avtar, and mother, Variander, emigrated to Toronto from the northern Indian state of Punjab in the late 1980s.

    And despite playing for the Canadian national team, the continued emergence of the Bhullar brothers could be a huge boost in increasing the popularity of basketball in India - and the 1.2 billion residents there, about 5 million of whom play basketball.

    India has never had anyone close to the NBA and these sub-20-year-olds are the greatest hope thus far.

    But …

    These are two youngsters who are absolutely huge, tipping the scales at more than 260 pounds at age 15 – and Sim weighed over 360 pounds in 2011. The biggest issue for both of them is conditioning. They have to be able to run up and down the court more than a couple times to have an impact on the game.

    The 7-foot-5 Sim – who turns 20 in December – has impressed internationally for Canada the past two summers, averaging 6 points and 3.8 points at the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship including a 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 blocks effort against the United States.

    A year later, Sim averaged 12.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in six games - including 24 points and 14 rebounds against Korea - before breaking his nose at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Riga, Latvia.

    Considering the size of Sim and Tanveer, it’s scary to think about them playing in the same frontcourt. And that was the case at The Kiski School, a small, all-boys boarding school in the mountains of Saltsburg, Pennsylvania with an enrollment of about 210 pupils.

    They are the first tandem of 7-foot brothers to play together since Brook and Robin Lopez starred at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California before both playing at Stanford and being selected in the first round of the 2008 NBA Draft.

    Daryn Freeman, a former assistant coach at Duquesne who also worked for Philadelphia and New Jersey in the NBA, found the Bhullar brothers and brought them to western Pennsylvania – as the parents recognized there were limited chances in Canada.

    The Bhullars eventually would move to different high school academies and then Sim enrolled at New Mexico State University (NSU) but was ruled ineligible until the 2012-13 season.

    One reason Bhullar went to play with the Aggies was that NMSU’s roster includes Daniel Mullings, Christian Kabongo, Hernst Laroche, Tyrone Watson and Renaldo Dixon – all Canadian-born players.

    Even though Tanveer says he will be looking for a college program that has a track record in developing big men into NBA centers, many believe he may become an Aggie in New Mexico with his brother as well.

    That would allow Tanveer and Sim to once again do battle against one another in practice. Going against his older brother helps Tanveer develop as a player as he can work on his offensive skills and defense on one of the few players who is actually bigger than him.

    Tanveer will recall those Bhullar brother sessions should he face off against Qi at the U17 Worlds in Lithuania.

    And eventually they could make Bhullar a role model for more than a billion Indians should he make the NBA – even if he’s from Canada.

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    Kings will sign Sim Bhullar, who was undrafted last night. Our owner Vivek is Indian.
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    6'11 Demarcus Cousins against 7'5 Sim Bhullar. Cousins has been working with Bhullar and with other summer league / Kings regulars.

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    Bhullar saw action in the Kings' second game in which they won. Bhullar with 1 block and 1 foul in 3:30 of action.
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    2 points for Bhullar today with almost 3 minutes of play. He drove to the basket right top the elbows.
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    Sim Bhullar signed a contract with the Kings!

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    I think it's just a non-guaranteed training camp contract.
    He barely played in the summer league, it's almost unthinkable to see him in a real NBA game. Of course with the Kings having an Indian owner nothing is impossible. I do hope he makes it, but hopefully not just because of his ethnicity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinobball View Post
    I think it's just a non-guaranteed training camp contract.
    He barely played in the summer league, it's almost unthinkable to see him in a real NBA game. Of course with the Kings having an Indian owner nothing is impossible. I do hope he makes it, but hopefully not just because of his ethnicity.
    You're right, I forgot to specify at my excitement. But I wish him all the best and if doesn't crack the roster (a small chance anyway) should be signed for a D-League contract with Reno BigHorns.
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    Since he barely played in summer league, the NBA was only able to compile a 45-sec highlight video consisting of 2 plays: a layup where he traveled, and a "block" by his elbow. Not trying to diss him but he needs to work a lot harder for a chance in the NBA.
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    Bhullar was waived by the Kings and it appears that he is bound for the Reno Bighorns, the D-League affiliate of the Kings.

    Meanwhile, the Bighorns are experimenting on coach Grinnell's high tempo offense that has Bhullar at a disadvantage already.
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    6 blocks which is a career high for Simmy. He already has fans and they call it Sim City when Simmy gets on the floor.

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    The hyper tempo Reno has been using Bhullar in post dumps more and more.

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    Bhullar: 26 Points, 17 Rebounds and 11 Blocks on 12/15 Shooting. It's his first D-League triple double.

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