If David Stern is sincere in tabbing India as part of the NBA’s new frontier, he should turn his attention to brothers Sim and Tanveer Bhullar. Not that he could possibly miss them.
According to Rivals.com, Sim is 7-foot-4, 285 pounds, and Tanveer is 7-foot-2, 260 pounds. And oh yeah, they’re 17-years-old and 15-years-old, respectively.
Born in India, the pair has made their way to The Kiski School in Saltsburg, Pa., where they’ve proven they possess talent in addition to height.
Tanveer’s polished midrange game helped him to 12 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks per game his freshman year, while Sim’s knack for outside shooting and interior passing was responsible for an even more robust 16 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks per game.
"You just don't find big guys that agile," Kiski School head coach Daryn Freedman told Rivals.com. "There's nothing like [Sim] in the country right now."
Before arriving at The Kiski School, Freedman made stops on the coaching staffs of several Division I programs, and the Nets and 76ers, putting the former John Calipari protégé in good position to mentor the Bhullars.
The University of Kentucky, University of Texas and Stanford University are among a swarm of schools in the running for the brothers. West Virginia University has extended a scholarship offer to Sim.
But Freedman maintains his Calipari connections will have little to do with where the brothers end up.
"They're going to wind up wherever they want to go," he said. "I know way too many people in basketball to tell a kid where to go… I can't do that. It would be unfair to too many people."