December 1, 2010
Big Three Leave Kiski Prep
By: Pittsburgh Basketball Report
7'4" Sim Bhullar, 7'2" Tanveer Bhullar, and 6'10" Stefan Jankovic, have been unenrolled at The
Kiski School, in Saltsburg, PA. Their reason for leaving is undisclosed. Talking to Sim last evening,
his statement was that he and Stefan Jankovic will be attending Huntington Prep in West Virginia,
while there is a chance Tanveer Bhullar will be attending Montrose Christian in Maryland.
The unenrollment was a shock to the Kiski School community, as all three had been doing
extremely well since their arrival at the Kiski School. Their presence helped take the Kiski School
from a relatively unknown basketball program, to one that was ranked in the top 25 prep schools in
the country. The Bhullar brothers especially, really made their name during their time at the Kiski
School. Before coming to the Kiski School, they were still considered "projects" by most of the
Division 1 recruiting world. Their body and skill levels improved with each month here in the US.
While there is definitely still improvement needed, Sim currently holds offers from schools like
Georgetown, West Virginia, and Pitt, and Tanveer as a sophomore already has an offer from
Seton Hall. Sim could end up being one of the most dominate big men in the country. The press
and promotion that the brothers have received is uncanny, and most of it came from them being
together at the same school. From the first article that was written for SLAM last November, to the
most recent article in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, there have been hundreds of online and hard
copy news sources that have covered the brother's story. Now with Tanveer and Sim splitting up at
different schools, the story may diminish.
Stefan Jankovic also flourished during his time at the Kiski School. Going from a player that was
not even on most recruiting radars, to now being a top 100 player in the country. He recently
received offers from Wake Forest, Northwestern, Seton Hall, and sources say Penn State. His
improved maturity and shooting, along with his long frame and athleticism should make Stefan a
top 50 player in the country when it is all said and done.
Most Division 1coaches that I have spoken to in the past 24 hours have showed major shock and
concern with the move. The common thought is, what benefit would it be for the three to leave?
The Big three were at a one of the best academic institutions in the country. Kiski Prep currently
has a 10-1 record which included 2 big wins in the Prep Showcase in Connecticut last week, and
has a national schedule including a game with South Kent this Friday. Sim was averaging about 25
pts and 12 rpg, and Stefan was averaging about 17 pts and 8 rpg. Tanveer was continuously
improving, as he is still a young 15 year old in a 7'2" body. All three saw their recruiting picking up
and flourishing. At the end of the day, Kiski Prep is left with a very different team, but still very
Kiski's roster still includes, point guard Jonathan Ward-Adams who has signed with Navy, combo
guard Brandon Bos who is receiving Atlantic 10 interest, and 6'8' Casey Carroll who holds offers
from Rice, Duquesne, Robert Morris, Youngstown State, and St. Bonaventure. They have 6'7"
junior Andrew Van Camp, and a loaded sophomore class that includes 6'2" point guard Major
Canady who has an offer already from Duquesne. The sophomore class also includes 6'4" Corey
Stanford and 6'2" Phil Nichols, both are also receiving Division 1 interest already. Other juniors
and seniors include 5'11" point guard Jason Sebak, 5'11" guard Mike Fitzgerald, 5'11 Cody Patton,
6'3" Judd Thorton, and 6'5" Tyler Burkhart. The Kiski School will be still be playing its national
schedule, and is prepared to compete the same way.
Picture featured on Slam online
taken by Steve Brodzinski