Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State center Tanveer Bhullar will be moving on from the Aggie basketball program to seek other opportunities as a graduate transfer or play professionally announced head coach Paul Weir.
“Tanveer has been an absolute pleasure to coach in my time here,” Weir said. “I can’t thank him enough for everything he’s done for us and we all wish him nothing but the best at his future destination.”
The 7-2 redshirt junior is eligible to graduate from NM State at the end of the spring semester with a degree in sociology. Bhullar will look to play as a graduate transfer or move on and play professionally.
The Ontario, Canada, native eased his way into the rotation late in the season, making 22 appearances in 2016-17 and averaged 2.7 points and 2.3 rebounds with a .522 shooting clip. In addition, the redshirt junior also tallied 10 blocks and five assists in the recent campaign.
Bhullar had a season-high 11 points against Seattle U at home where he went 5-for-6 from the field with five boards. His 10 rebounds at Battle of I-25 rival New Mexico was a season-best for the center in his season-debut. He picked up his career-high in points last season at Utah Valley, pouring in 15 points while his 11 rebounds versus CSU Bakersfield in the WAC Tournament Championship game was a career-high for the Aggie center.
In three seasons, Bhullar accumulated 260 career points (3.9 ppg) and 232 rebounds (3.5 rpg) with a .556 shooting clip in 66 appearances. He also finished with 29 assists, 26 blocks and seven assists in his Aggie career.