Indian-origin basketball player Sim Bhullar joins NBA team Raptors 905

Nov 03, 2015, 08:14 IST | IANS

Mississauga: Indian-origin cager Sim Bhullar has joined Raptors 905 in the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Development League.

"The Raptors' D-League affiliate got the rights to the 7-foot-5 centre from the Reno Bighorns in exchange for the rights to guard Ricky Ledo," the NBA said in a release on Monday.

Bhullar, who stands seven-foot-five, spent the season with the Sacramento Kings and their Reno Bighorns farm team in the NBA D-league.

Last season, the Toronto-born centre averaged 10.3 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.9 blocks in 39 games with Reno. The 22-year-old is the first player of Indian descent to play in the NBA.

Bhullar is a native of Brampton, Ontario, which is in the greater Toronto area. This will be the Raptors 905's first season in the D-League and they play most of their home games in Mississauga, Ontario. They also play some of their home games at the Air Canada Centre, the Toronto Raptors' home arena.

Bhullar was also a part of the Canadian team that bagged the silver medal at the Pan American Games earlier this year.

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