Tanveer Bhullar To Now Make West Virginian Move
Published by Michael Henry on June 16, 2011
On June 16, 2011, Tanveer Bhullar (7’2″, C, CIA Bounce, 2014) announced that he has made the decision to change his Prep schools, by looking to attend Huntingdon Prep in West Virginia in the fall.
While preparing to say hello to the Huntington Prep Express, Tanveer will be saying goodbye to the Montverde Academy Eagles first. Although he is moving on, he remembers his time under Coach Kevin Sutton fondly. “He’s an amazing Coach and now he is not there”, referring to the April 2011 departure of the Coach Sutton, who many see as being responsible for putting the basketball powerhouse on the map at the national level. So, rather than create ties with Sutton’s replacement, Coach Kevin Boyle, Tanveer decided to make a choice that he felt was best for him. “I haven’t really talked to the new coach yet, so I don’t know anyting about him”, admits Bhullar.
At Huntington, Tanveer will be joining his older brother Sim (7’4″, 330 lbs, C, Huntingdon), whom he played with as recently as the 2009-2010 and early in the 2010-2011 season at Kiski prep. Despite Sim only starting to attend Huntington in December of 2010, he has translated the opportunity into a great deal of success which is evedent this summer on the Nike EYBL circuit. It is a success that has not gone unnoticed by the younger of the Bhullars, Tanveer, and weighed heavily on his decision to relocate to the West Virginia prep school. In speaking of the praise that Sim has been receiving this summer, Tanveer recognizes Huntington’s coaching as the key to success. “Coach Rob Fulford did an amazing job with Sim’s form”, acknowledges Tanveer. “So, I just want to improve my game just like he has, so I know Coach Rob will do so!”.
Besides Sim, there will be some other familiar faces to help Tanveer get used to the West Virginia way of life. Two other players from the Greater Toronto Area, that also have an affiliation within the same AAU program will be there as well. Tanveer is looking forward to join forces with CIA Bounce members Negus Webster-Chan (6’7″, 195 lbs, SF, Huntingdon, 2012) and Stefan Jankovic (6’9″, 200lbs, PF, Huntingdon, 2012). But in the end, as one would expect, it is family that is the biggest draw. “I’m really excited about playing with my brother again!”