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Report: New Mexico State’s Sim Bhullar to enter 2014 NBA Draft

Apr 16, 2014, 8:57 PM EST

Sim Bhullar, Barndon Ashley AP

After averaging 10.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.4 blocked shots per game as a sophomore, New Mexico State center Sim Bhullar was named to the WAC’s All-Defensive team. Named Most Outstanding Player of the 2013 WAC tournament, the 7-foot-5 Bhullar was a key figure in two NCAA tournament trips for Marvin Menzies’ Aggies.

According to multiple reports, Bhullar will forego his final two seasons of eligibility and turn pro. In two seasons at New Mexico State Bhullar played an average of 25.3 minutes per game, and the “shelf life” for a player of his size (he was listed at 360 pounds) can be noticeably shorter than that of smaller players.

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Bhullar shot 64.8% from the field as a sophomore (63.3% for his career), and his best performance of the season was a 24-point, 14-rebound, five-block outing in New Mexico State’s WAC quarterfinal victory over Seattle.

Draft Express currently ranks Bhullar as the 75th best player amongst college sophomores, and he isn’t projected to be selected in June’s NBA Draft.

  1. merrhod - Apr 16, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    Bad decision, he needs four years to develop. I am sure he started playing ball late!! Thon Maker, a 7 footer entering his junior year of HS, is way better than Sim!!!

    • deshan74 - Apr 17, 2014 at 12:56 PM

      Yes Thon gone be a beast but I bet the heat will do anything to get Sim in the 2nd round

  2. rocks8 - Apr 16, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    Let’s see, 60 players are selected in the draft and he’s projected to be around the 75th best prospect. He still has two years of eligibility also. He might be getting bad advice from someone. That’s just me though. There’s always undrafted free agents every year in the NBA, never know.

  3. jsventuresep - Apr 17, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    I agree, bad decision. He may be big but NMSU’s inability to get past the first round is proof that their are better players on the floor at all times. His foot problems will keep him sidelined and on the bench. He needs to develop from another year and set his mark. Best of luck to him but a quality education is being tossed for hopes that may not come. His size will get him some bank for the first year or two then he will have to produce. The WAC is not the NBA!

  4. dsoffer - Apr 17, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Dude needs to get in shape and condition all off season…right now he cant move up and down the floor. NBA is probably the worst decision for him.

  5. cmart0907 - Apr 17, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Can’t teach height. He is a decent player. He is just to slow to run up and down the court that’s why he is projected at 75th.

  6. pike573 - Apr 17, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    No, I don’t think its a bad decision for him. Someone make take a shot an pick him up undrafted and try to develop in the D league. His body won’t last long.

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