Raptors work out 7-foot-5, Toronto-born NBA draft prospect

Reporters get their first look at 7-foot-5, Toronto-born NBA draft prospect Sim Bhullar at the ACC...

Reporters get their first look at 7-foot-5, Toronto-born NBA draft prospect Sim Bhullar at the ACC on Wednesday. Bhullar tips the scales at 340 pounds. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:37 PM ET

On a day when the Raptors brought in a slew of potential NBA draft prospects, including first-round potentials like Jerami Grant of Syracuse, Glenn Robinson III out of Michigan and Cleanthony Early of Wichita State, it was Toronto’s own Sim Bhullar who stole the show.

Now Bhullar may not even hear his name called on draft night, but when you’re 7-foot-5 and tip the scales at a slimmed down 340, where you happen to be slotted in the draft takes a back seat.

As soon as Bhullar enters a room, heads turn and Wednesday was no exception despite the fact many in his audience make their living in and around rather large basketball people.

Bhullar takes things to another level. As he made his way out of the elevator and towards a makeshift interview area just outside the Raptors third-level practice gym at the Air Canada Centre, jaws dropped and cameras went into overdrive.

It’s a natural reaction that no longer fazes Bhullar.


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