the big bad bhullar brothers of basketball

Wow. Check out this story on Sim and Tanveer Bhullar, two towering teenage Indian Canadian basketball-playing brothers from Toronto. 17-year-old Sim is 7-4, 285 pounds. 15-year-old Tanveer is 7-2, 260 pounds. They are very big guys: 7-foot brothers stand out in a crowd.

The Bhullar brothers play for the Kiski School, a small, all-boys prep school in Saltburg, Pennsylvania -- not necessarily known for its basketball program. Until now:
The Bhullars dwarf the last notable pair of 7-foot brothers to play basketball together on the high school level - Brook and Robin Lopez, who went from San Joaquin Memorial (Calif.) from 2003-2006 to Stanford to the first-round of the 2008 NBA Draft.

And while the Bhullars are still growing into their large frames, they both are nimble and have skills to complement their height.

Sim, who just completed his sophomore season, averaged about 16 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks. He has three-point range and is a strong passer, but he also can run the floor and finish strong with power dunks.

"You just don't find big guys that agile," Kiski School head coach Daryn Freedman said. "There's nothing like him in the country right now."

Tanveer averaged about 12 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks during his freshman season. He possesses a smooth 15- to 17-foot jumper and has quick feet and soft hands, key attributes to low-post success.

They both have improved immensely at Kiski School under Freedman, a longtime college and NBA assistant who arrived at the school about a month before the Bhullars did. They have since remade their bodies, regularly working out at 5 a.m. with the Kiski wrestling coach.
They're young, they have loads of potential, and they've apparently been improving at a phenomenal pace. Could we be looking at a pair of future NBA stars? First, college. And the scouts are watching.

West Virginia has already offered Sim a scholarship. Duke plans to visit him. Duquesne, Florida State, Kentucky, LSU, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Texas, UMass, USC and Washington State have expressed interest in both brothers. How cool would that be?

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