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7-Foot Bhullar Brothers Have NBA Prospects

Sim and Tanveer Bhullar are 7-foot Indian brothers who are emerging as two of the top high school basketball players in the country.

There are few Asians or Asian Americans playing major college sports and even fewer South Asians at such a high level. And unlike Jeremy Lin, the brothers have recruiters at big-time college basketball programs salivating at the prospect of having one or both siblings on their teams. While Lin certainly has the skills, the Bhullars' size sets them apart and makes them tantalizing NBA prospects.

Sim, 17, is 7-4 and 285 pounds. Tanveer, 15, is 7-2 and 265 pounds. Both grew up in Canada and now attend The Kiski School in Saltsburg, PA, near Pittsburgh. Their parents immigrated to Toronto from India and sent their sons to school in the United States to help them enhance their ball skills. 

Wouldn't it be cool if someday the Bhullar brothers and Lin were in the NBA together?



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Anonymous wrote 5 years 13 weeks ago

one great?!?!?!

Are you serious, one of them isnt talented. Maybe because he is 15 years old. Do you have a 15 year old thats 7ft 2 inches tall? He has 3 years to learn how to cut to the basket dribble and box out. To judge someones talent at 15 is very idiotic. Anyone who knows anything about basketball or sports for that matter would know these kids have a world of potential. College basketball and time will help them mature to be the next big centers in the nba.

Anonymous wrote 5 years 14 weeks ago

Not great. One of them

Not great. One of them seems to be a lot better than the other, it's hard to tell which, but there's a huge discrepancy between their talent levels. One seems to fumble the ball a lot and is stiff around the basket - the other seems to have more finesse. I'd imagine it's the shorter one that actually might have an NBA future.

Seng wrote 5 years 14 weeks ago

talent still needs work

Whoa, they certainly have the physical size for the NBA, let's see if they can put in the work to get the speed and toughness. They've got a number of years to get it done so hopefully they can stay focused amidst the inevitable throngs of sycophants and haters. I can already hear Sportcenter calling them "the Baller Brothers".

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Harry Mok

Editor in Chief Harry Mok wrote about growing up on a Chinese vegetable farm for the second issue of Hyphen and has been a volunteer editor since 2004. As a board member of the San Francisco and New York chapters of the Asian American Journalists Association, Harry has recruited and organized events for student members. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was also a graduate student instructor in the Asian American Studies Department.

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