Sim Bhullar – a 20-year-old 7-foot-5 giant Center of Indian heritage from Toronto – helped carry his New Mexico State side into the NCAA Men’s Tournament only to be defeated in the opening round to heavy favourites Saint Louis. The tallest player in US college basketball this year, Bhullar didn’t have a great game and the Billikens easily outran his team to victory.
Relative to all the other hoopla surrounding college basketball this time of the year, this was a small step for Sim Bhullar. But the college freshman has the potential to turn it into a giant step for his own career, and for the growth of other Indian/South Asian basketball players around the world.
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