Sim Bhullar is the NCAA Tournament's first "big" star (emphasis on big)

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<p> The NCAA Tournament's first "big" star: Sim Bhullar (emphasis on big)</p>


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The breakout star of the early round of NCAA Tournament games was kind of like the pace of the first block of games: Slow and lumbering.

The nation got to know New Mexico State’s Sim Bhullar, who happens to be the tallest player in college basketball at 7-foot-5 and 340 pounds.

Bhullar, a Toronto-born freshman who played at Huntington (W.Va.) Prep, is a defensive force, as one would imagine. He scored 10.2 points per game in the WAC and blocked a school record 82 shots. In the 64-44 loss to Saint Louis, he had 11 rebounds and scored four points.

But he was the star of the Tourney for a few minutes. That is, until his brother, Tanveer Bhullar, lands on a college roster. He's a mere 7-3.

Here's what others are saying about Sim Bhullar on Twitter:

 

 

 

 

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