Is Sim Bhullar the Next Up-and-Coming Big Man in College Basketball?

Karthik TadisinaSenior Writer IDecember 22, 2011

Sim Bhullar(right) & Tanveer Bhullar (left)
Sim Bhullar(right) & Tanveer Bhullar (left)

One big man that could be getting more attention as time goes on is Indian-Canadian giant Sim Bhullar of the New Mexico State Aggies. Gursimran Singh Bhullar, or Sim Bhullar, is not a household name in the United States just yet, but in Canada he has set a legendary path.

Bhullar, along with his brother, Tanveer Bhullar (standing at 7' 2" and weighing 260 pounds), from Toronto, is an Indian-Canadian that has the potential to break multiple barriers and enter the arena of playing professional basketball.

Standing at 7'5" and weighing 360 pounds, Bhullar tends to stand out on the basketball court. Bhullar originally planned on spending more time at Huntington Prep School in West Virginia and had committed to playing at Xavier (Ohio) University in 2012-13, but then decommitted and opted to join New Mexico State in time for the 2011-12 college basketball season (via AOL Sporting News).

At New Mexico State, Bhullar joins five other Canadian-born players looking to make a basketball future with the help of the NCAA. The Aggies assistant coach Paul Weir is largely responsible for bringing in recruits from his native Ontario.

At Huntington Prep, Bhullar showed signs of possessing decent skills for a big man but also was working on areas of his game that were lacking, such as keeping his energy throughout an entire game without getting too winded. He has improved since he first arrived on the scene and as a result was recruited by some of the top universities in the United States.

Bhullar is looking to continually improve his game, and even though his dream is to one day play in the National Basketball Association (NBA), he is aware that it is going to take a lot of work and dedication. However he has a lot of support, according to the New York Times, ranging from his family to an entire nation behind him, and that is a wonderful thing to have.