New Mexico State's 7-5 center draws a crowd
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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 Stateâs 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:
With the nation getting a look at Sim Bhullar, one last retweet of my story from yesterday on the 7-foot-5 center: yhoo.it/13diqScâ Jeff Eisenberg (@JeffEisenberg) March 21, 2013
Halftime and Sim Bhullar will now climb back up the beanstalk and get some rest.â netw3rk (@netw3rk) March 21, 2013
Worried Sim Bhullar's going to blow our secret, that all Canadians are in fact 7'5", 340 pounds.â Jonah Keri (@jonahkeri) March 21, 2013
Sim Bhullar and his brother have the most plodding And1 Mixtape ever youtu.be/g1Y04AMkvdgâ Bunkie Perkins (@BunkiePerkins) March 21, 2013
New Mexico State's center Sim Bhullar is the tallest player in college basketball at 7'5" twitter.com/BleacherReportâ¦â Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 21, 2013