Basketball: Sacramento Kings sign first player of Indian descent

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Washington, April 3: 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.

File picture of Sim Bhullar (sitting)

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.

IANS

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