Sim Bhullar

A professional basketball player from Canada

Sim Bhullar
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A professional basketball player from Canada named Sim Bhullar plays for the Taiwanese P. League+ team Hsinchu JKO Pioneers, The SimCity.

As the first player of Indian descent to compete in the National Basketball Association, Bhullar has taken the limelight while playing for NBA teams (NBA).

He also participated in the NBA Development League, overseas competitions, and the NBA.

About Sim Bhullar |  Family and Education

Sim Bhullar, a basketball heavyweight, was born on December 2, 1992, in Toronto, Ontario.

Even though Sim Bhullar is the moniker everyone knows him by, his real name is Gursimran SinghSim” Bhullar.

He is one of three children born to high-ranking Avtar and Varinder, who are addressed as his family. His father is 6’4″ and his mother is 5’10.

Bhullar’s parents are also not particularly interested in basketball, and neither of them had any knowledge of the sport until their sons began to express a desire for a career in basketball as a result of attending neighborhood youth basketball games.


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The father of Bhullar only ever played Kabaddi, a well-liked Indian game that demands a certain level of resiliency.

His parents, who also relocated to Canada in the 1980s, are from the Indian state of Punjab.

They both worked as manufacturing workers in the interim and successfully had gas station businesses.

Sim Bhullar too led a regular life before being famous for basketball; at the age of 16, he started working at Dunkin Donuts.

Tanveer, his younger brother who is 7’2″ (218 cm), and Avneet, his older sister, are both basketball players who attended New Mexico State and Missouri State respectively.

Bhullar built an amazing basketball career at the expense of his passion and devotion by participating in local youth basketball assignments and experiencing basketball up to the NBA.

Professional Life and Career

As a member of the Canadian national team, Bhullar competed in the 2010 FIBA Americas U-18 Championship.

He played in about five games at that time and recorded 6.0 points and 3.8 rebounds.

As a result, Canada concluded the competition with a 3-2 record and won the bronze medal for the country.


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To participate in the 2011 FIBA U-19 World Championship, he later joined the squad.

He played in six games and contributed 12.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest. As a result, Canada finished with a 3-5 record and 11th place.

A career in High School

Sim Bhullar enrolled in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania’s The Kiski School for the 2009–2010 academic year.

Bhullar attended Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School in Etobicoke before settling in Saltsburg. He was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario’s Brampton.


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Bhullar averaged 16 points, 14 rebounds, and 8 rebounds per game for the basketball squad at Kiski.

Later in November 2010, he left Kiski in the middle of the year and transferred to West Virginia’s Huntington Prep School.

University Career

Bhullar started his playing career exclusively for Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. However, in August 2011, he left Xavier to play for the New Mexico State Aggies.

As a result, he left Xavier after realizing right away that he was ineligible to play for the school. He was required to pay the full $42,000 annual tuition that his family chose not to pay.

Although the NCAA withheld his eligibility, waived him, and rejected the inducement from his school, he was unable to play until the 2012–13 season.


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Later in his rookie year, in 24.4 minutes of action, he averaged 10.1 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game.

In his sophomore season, he had similar stats: 10.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 3.4 blocks per game.

As a result, he won the WAC tournament MVP award twice in a row in 2013 and 2014, helping New Mexico State qualify for the NCAA tournament.

To end his last two years of NCAA eligibility, he declared for the NBA draft in April 2014.

A career in the Profession

Sim Bhullar, who went undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, signed on with the Sacramento Kings for the 2014 NBA Summer League.

He thus became the first athlete of Indian heritage to play for an NBA team when he joined the Kings in August 2014.

Later, on October 19, the Kings released him after he had played in two preseason contests with them.


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In November 2014, he was also acquired by the Reno Bighorns, a Kings affiliate team in the NBA Development League.

Thus, he made his team debut in December 2014 against the Los Angeles D-Fenders, with four points, eight rebounds, and six blocks.


He recorded the first triple-double of his career in February 2015 against the D-Fenders, finishing with 26 points, 17 rebounds, and 11 blocks.

The Sacramento Kings and he both agreed to a 10-day contract in April 2015.

When he checked in the final 16.1 seconds of the Sacramento Kings’ victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, he later made basketball history.

As a result, following the expiration of his 10-day contract, the team did not keep him on.

So, for the 2015 NBA Summer League, he once more joined the Sacramento Kings in July of that year.

In addition, he quit the team after playing for the Kings in one game and joined the Canadian National Team for the Pan American Games.


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In October 2015, the Raptors 905 of the NBA Development League continued to employ him.

He played 39 games for the Raptors in 2015–16, similar to the season before, tallying 6.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 9.6 points, and 1.3 blocks.

Then, in August 2016, he signed a contract with the Dacin Tigers, a Taiwanese Super Basketball League team.

Later, in April 2017, Bhullar signed a contract with the Guangxi Rhino of the Chinese National Basketball League.

He was also welcomed by the Hsinchu JKO Pioneers of the Taiwanese P. League+ in October 2021.

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Recognition & Achievements

  • Achievements & Awards
  • Best Foreign Player in the SBL for the Year (2017)
  • Second Team All-Defensive NBA D-League (2015)
  • Third Team All-Rookies in the NBA D-League (2017)
  • winning SBL team (2017)
  • WAC Newcomer All-Star Team (2013)
  • All-Defensive Team of the WAC (2014)
  • All-WAC twelfth team (2013)
  • Tournament WAC MOP (2014)
  • Best Freshman in the WAC (2013)

Relationship Status

Sim Bhullar, a large, chiseled athlete, is thoroughly enjoying his alone. He is single and hasn’t married, according to reliable sources.

Furthermore, he might prioritize competition and his work over romance because he doesn’t have a secure job.

On the other hand, he might be involved in a covert arrangement with which news organizations are not familiar.


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His dating history is thus unknown, however, the majority of sources suggest he is unmarried.

Whatever the case, let’s forget about the entity until the self-athlete declares feely or some astute media solves the mystery of his love life.

Net Worth and Salary | Sim Bhullar

Sim Bhullar, the enormous 7’5″ hoopster, is worth between $1 million and $5 million.

A 29-year-old athlete had only ever competed for the Sacramento Kings, one NBA franchise.

Before signing with the Sacramento Kings in 2015, he played for the Reno Bighorns.

Regarding his wages, he was expected to make $35,000 with the Sacramento Kings in the 2014–15 season.

Body Measurement | Hair, Height, Weight

Bhullar is an elegant athlete who was born on December 2, 1992, making him 29 years old based on his birth date.

Regarding his physical characteristics, he weighs about 360 lb and has an enormous height of 7’5″. (163 kg). The enormous center performer has a wingspan of 7’9″.

He was 367 pounds (166 kg) while he was in high school. He eventually reduced his weight to 330 pounds (150 kg).


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So, behind Gheorghe Muresan, who is ranked first according to reports, he is the sixth tallest player in NBA history.

He gives off the impression of being incredibly charming, full of energy, persistent, and motivated by a strong sense of purpose.

Additionally, Bhullar enjoys modest hairstyles, loves particularly medium hair length, and ultimately, his personality is embodied in simplicity.

Social Media

Instagram: SimBhullar32

Twitter: @SimBhullar2

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why specifically did Sim Bhullar not make it to the NBA?

As it is, many NBA fans are perplexed as to how a player who is 7’5″ tall couldn’t make it far in the league; possibly this is due to how big people’s coordination suffers and slows down.

And it is reasonable to leave the NBA if one cannot hit a three-pointer. So, this may be the reason Bhullar shouldn’t enter a competitive NBA race.

What tradition and faith does Sim Bhullar adhere to?

Sim Bhullar has always prematurely embraced Indian culture and beliefs due to his proud Indian ancestry.

Quick Facts | Sim Bhullar

Full Name Gursimran Singh “Sim” Bhullar
Birth Date December 2, 1992
Birth Place Toronto, Ontario
Nick Name SimCity
Religion Sikh
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity Indian
  • The Kiski School
  • Huntington Prep School
  • New Mexico State University
Horoscope Sagittarius
Father’s Name Avtar Bhullar
Mother’s Name Varinder Bhullar
Siblings Two (Avneet & Tanveer Bhullar)
Age 29 years old
Height 7 feet 5 inches
Weight 163 Kilogram (360 lb)
Jersey no. 35-Hsinchu JKO Lioneers
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Athletic
Profession Basketball player
NBA Draft 2014 / Undrafted
League NBA & Overseas
Active Years 2014 – present
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Not Available
Kids Not Available
Net Worth $1 million-$5 million
Position Center
Current Team Hsinchu JKO Lioneers
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Sacramento Kings Shooter Shirt
Last Update October, 2022

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