Sim Bhullar Set To Become First Indian-Origin NBA Player For The Sacramento Kings

03/04/2015 9:15 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
New Mexico State's Sim Bhullar reaches for a ball during practice for the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Wednesday, March 19, 2014. New Mexico State plays against San Diego State in a second-round game on Thursday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

WASHINGTON — Sim Bhullar has become the NBA's first player of Indian descent, signing a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings, the team announced, a media report said on Friday.

The 7.5 feet tall, 360-pound (about 164 kilogram) Bhullar was called up from the team's NBA Development League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns, Xinhua reported.

The 22-year-old center could make his debut on Friday when the Kings host the New Orleans Pelicans.

Bhullar was born in Toronto to Indian-born parents and played two seasons for New Mexico State.

Undrafted last year, Bhullar joined the Kings in training camp before signing with Reno.

He is averaging 10.3 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.8 blocks in the Bighorns' fast-paced system.

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