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'Slammin' Sikh' is Biggest Man in March Madness
By JOHNATHAN LEHMAN
New York Post, Mar. 19, 2014
Photo: Sam Bhullar
We have the next two-and-a-half weeks to figure out the best player in the NCAA Tournament. Perhaps a bunch-scoring senior such as Creightons Doug McDermott or Louisvilles Russ Smith. Maybe a lottery-ticketed freshman such as Kansas Andrew Wiggins or Dukes Jabari Parker.
But theres no question whos the biggest: Its 7-foot-5, 355-pound New Mexico State center Sim Bhullar, hands (the size of dinner plates) down.
Bhullar, a native of Toronto who is of Punjabi heritage (the 'Slammin Sikh' nickname doesnt seem like it will get off the ground), isnt just an oversize curiosity.
The 21-year-old sophomore behemoth - who was 6-foot-5 by the sixth grade, and now has size-22 feet and an 8-foot wingspan - can play a tiny bit. He put up 10.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3.4 blocks while averaging 26.2 minutes per game for the WAC champion Aggies. No. 13 seed New Mexico State opens against No. 4 San Diego State on Thursday night in Spokane, Wash.
'Hes so vastly improved,' San Diego State coach Steve Fisher said of Bhullar, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. 'Hes a force.'
His not-so-little brother Tanveer, who stands only 7-foot-3, is a freshman at New Mexico State.