Pitt Basketball Recruiting: Sim Bhullar To ... Xavier

I know, I get it - this has been NFL Draft Central for the past few days. Well, I haven't forgotten about basketball entirely.

Pitt had been keeping its eye on a pair of kids from India, Sim and Tanveer Bhullar. If you aren't familiar with the basketball stylings of them, I wrote about them previously. The intriguing thing isn't that they're brothers or that they're from India - but the fact that they're both over seven feet tall.

At any rate, Pitt has been keeping an eye on both and had reportedly offered Sim. Bhullar, though, has chosen to go to Xavier.

He's happy to be a Musketeer:

"Xavier is the place for me and after this long recruitment process I decided to commit and join the Musketeer family," he told Kline. "I just thought they were the best fit for me."

It probably didn't help Pitt's cause that they had picked up Khem Birch for next season and have Steven Adams coming in 2012. And with Dante Taylor, Talib Zanna, Malcolm Gilbert, still all scheduled to be around by then (along with whoever else gets signed by then), the frontcourt could be pretty crowded in 2012.

Sim also had offers from West Virginia and Cincinnati. He is still pretty raw, which is likely the reason Rivals has not given him an official rating yet. Scout, however, gives him three-stars.

At over 7 feet tall, he's obviously going to be an imposing force. But Bhullar's still a project and Scout's Evan Daniels says that he (predictably) has trouble in the transition game:

"Bhullar is a massive post prospect with a great set of hands and impressive touch around the basket, especially for his size," Scout.com lead recruiting analyst Evan Daniels told Sporting News. "However, with a prospect of this size, he has issues changing ends, so it'll be interesting to see how he fits into Chris Mack's system."

One thing's for sure - he will have it a bit easier in the A-10 than squaring up against Big East post players.

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