7 foot 5 inch Asian Canadian Sim Bhullar (pictured here on the left next to his brother Tanveer) has decided to put himself into the NBA draft after finishing his sophomore year at New Mexico State. Bhullar averaged averaged 10.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.4 blocks in the 2013-2014 season. He has received some criticism for joining the draft (some saying that he needs to greatly improve his skills), but one writer points out that while he is unlikely to be selected, a big man’s career is short and that he should make money while he can, whether in the NBA’s Developmental League or outside of the US. His younger brother, 7 foot 3 inch Tanveer shown on the right, also played this past season for New Mexico State.
The New Mexico State Aggies won the 2014 Western Athletic Tournament, with Sim Bhullar winning tournament MVP for the second straight year. The Aggies lost to San Diego State in the first round of the NCAA tournament. If Bhullar makes it into the NBA, he would be the first NBA player of Indian descent.