We know about the rise of Canadian prospects in college basketball and in a year in which Andrew Wiggins holds the top headlines among incoming freshman, it’s great to see the emergence of top recruits that come from north of the border.
Well, on Tuesday night, Wiggins’ high school teammate and fellow member of the class of 2013, Tanveer Bhullar, announced his collegiate decision — committing to play for the New Mexico State Aggies and joining his older brother, Sim Bhullar, in the process.
The late commitment for the Aggies is a huge one — and that’s meant in every sense of the word.
Sim, an on-the-rise sophomore center, stands at 7-foot-5 and his younger brother, Tanveer, stands at 7-foot-3. That’s right, the Aggies will have both brothers and the combined 14-feet, 8-inches between the two manning the paint for the next couple of years.
Both Bhullar’s are still raw, but given their size, their ceiling and potential speaks for itself. Tanveer had been attracting some decent attention coming out of Huntington Prep (WV), but his decision really doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
Now the pressure is on New Mexico State and head coach Marvin Menzies to get both Sim and Tanveer to live up to their size and potential. Just imagine if Menzies can get this dynamic duo to play together at the same time in the coming years? That’s a front court that will virtually clog the paint and protect the rim unlike anything that college basketball has ever seen.
We will pump the brakes on that immediate hype and see how the two pan out, but there’s no denying that this is a nice, late commitment for the Aggies.
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