POSTED: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 9:51pm
UPDATED: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 10:48pm
Las Cruces, NM — CollegeInsider.com announced that New Mexico State sophomore center Sim Bhullar has been named to the 2013 Lou Henson Preseason All-America Team,Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Bhullar, of Toronto, Ontario, finished his first season at NM State playing in all 35 of the Aggies' games while starting in 26 contests. He averaged 10.1 points and 6.7 rebounds per game and recorded a single-season record 85 blocks for NM State. Those 85 blocks helped the team set a team single-season record of 193 blocks. After the 2013-13 season, Bhullar was named to the 2013 Kyle Macy Freshman All-American team, as announced by CollegeInsider.com.
The team features players from mid-major programs and is presented by CollegeInsider.com which also awards the Lou Henson Award annually to the top mid-major player in Division I.
Lou Henson was the head coach at NM State from 1966-75 and 1997-2005. When Henson left the game in 2005 he was sixth all-time in career Division I wins with 779. He is the winningest coach at both Illinois and NM State. Henson is one of only 12 coaches in the history of the game to take two schools to the Final Four.
2013 LOU HENSON PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAM
Cameron Ayers; 6-5; Sr.; Bucknell
Travis Bader; 6-5; Sr.; Oakland
Jerrelle Benimon; 6-8; Sr.; Towson
Sim Bhullar; 7-6; So.; New Mexico State
Taylor Braun; 6-7; Sr.; North Dakota State
Jason Brickman; 6-0; Sr.; LIU-Brooklyn
De'Mon Brooks; 6-7; Sr.; Davidson
Glenn Cosey; 6-0; Sr.; Eastern Kentucky
Johnny Dee; 6-0; Jr.; San Diego
Troy Huff; 6-5; Sr.; North Dakota
Anthony Ireland; 5-10; Sr.; Loyola Marymount
D.J. Irving; 6-0; Sr.; Boston University
Damion Lee; 6-6 Jr. Drexel
Javon McCrea; 6-7; Sr.; Buffalo
Elfrid Payton; 6-3; Jr.; UL-Lafayette
Rian Pearson; 6-4; Sr.; Toledo
Kendrick Perry; 6-0; Sr.; Youngstown State
Augustine Rubit; 6-7; Sr.; South Alabama
Wesley Saunders; 6-5; Jr.; Harvard
Bernard Thompson; 6-3; Jr.; Florida Gulf Coast
Lucas Troutman; 6-10; Sr.; Elon
Demetrius Treadwell; 6-7; Sr.; Akron
Jameel Warney; 6-8; So.; Stony Brook
Alan Williams; 6-7; Jr.; UC Santa Barbara
Pendarvis Williams; 6-6; Sr.; Norfolk State