Sim Bhullar… Elevating His Game
Published by Stephen Brodzinski on April 19, 2010
Since coming to Kiski Prep in the fall of 2009, Sim Bhullar has gone from a relative unknown, to a household name in the college recruiting circle. The 7-foot-4 sophomore phenom, is constantly improving and is already seeing his hard work pay off. Bhullar is now consistently mentioned in the top 50 players in the class of 2012, and has already received an offer from Big East power, West Virginia University. While also receiving attention from the likes of Stanford, Duke, Villanova, Syracuse, Maryland, and Pitt, it is sometimes hard to remember that Sim is still only finishing his sophomore school year.
In less than a year, Sim has seen the benefit of bringing his talents to the U.S. When talking about basketball in the states Sim says, “It’s more fast paced, going up and down the court. You have to be able to play against bigger and stronger guys.” It’s hard to believe that you could find someone to match the 7-foot-4 280 pound frame of big Sim, but that is luxury of playing against top talent in the U.S. Throughout his prep school and AAU season, Sim will be challenged by other top big men in the country, and will be given the opportunity to continue to make a name for himself. After just one season at Kiski Prep, Sim sees the benefits, “It has made me stronger, faster, and better all-around. Playing at Kiski has gotten me ready to play with the best in my class”.
Most of Sim’s development has come from Kiski Prep’s head coach Daryn Freedman. Freedman, a former Division 1 assistant coach, immediately saw the potential in his sophomore big man, but realized that he was definitely a work in progress. Coach Freedman is happy with Sim’s improvement thus far, “Sim has dropped 30 pounds and added muscle. When Sim first arrived, he could only stay on the court for a couple minutes at a time. He has really improved his conditioning, and now can stay in for most of the game. Sim has also really improved his low post game, and has been dominant both offensively and defensively at times.”
While Sim is still working on improving his strength and athleticism, he possesses an uncanny touch and feel for the game. His tremendous footwork and ability to step out and hit a 17 foot jumper are things that most 7-foot-4 seventeen- year olds would not be able to do. As he continues to develop at Kiski Prep, the expectations are great for big Sim. So far he is living up to them….all 7-foot-4.