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7 Footer Heads to Missouri State

Editor: The following is a portion of a press release from MissouriStateBears.com.

SPRINGFIELD – Missouri State men’s basketball head coach Paul Lusk announced Monday (June 5) that 7-foot-2 center Tanveer Bhullar will transfer from New Mexico State to MSU for his final season of eligibility.

Bhullar, a 275-pound graduate transfer, will be eligible to compete for the Bears during the 2017-18 season.

We are excited to add Tanveer to our program,” Lusk said. “He’s a skilled post player who brings NCAA Tournament experience and maturity to our program. We can’t wait to work with him and have him join the Bears family.

His best year in Las Cruces was 2015-16 when he played in all 34 games – including 6 starts — in his second full season, averaging 5.6 points and 5.3 rebounds while converting 56.5 percent of his shots. He had 14 blocked shots and two double-doubles, including 13 points and 11 boards in the 2016 WAC Championship game against Cal State Bakersfield on March 12, 2016.

He was a standout prep player at Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School in Etokicoke, Canada where he led the Crusaders to a 24-2 record as a senior, averaging a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds to go with 4 blocks and 3 assists per game. He played prep ball at Huntington Prep in Huntington, W.Va., for coach Rob Fulford during 2011-12 season and was listed as a three-star recruit coming out of high school according to 247Sports.com.

He is the brother of Sim Bhullar, who became the first player of Indian descent to play in an NBA game when he made his debut with the Sacramento Kings on April 7, 2015.

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