Kobe Paras urges Kai Sotto to go to US to develop basketball game
Kobe Paras encouraged high school sensation Kai Sotto to continue playing basketball in the United States while also taking a swipe at the current hoops scene in the Philippines.
In a Twitter post, Paras made use of the new 280-character limit saying Sotto moving to the US will be the right decision instead of playing in the Philippines.
“I was 15-years-old when I moved out here in LA,” said Paras, who is now a member of the Cal State Northridge Matadors.
“Hopefully one day Kai may make a mature decision to continue his basketball career in the States so that he won’t get rotten and brain washed in Manila.”
Sotto is still in high school playing for Ateneo and his 7-foot-1 frame puts him a literal head above his opponents.
Paras, for his part, moved from La Salle Greenhills to Cathedral in Los Angeles where he made a name for himself as an athletic forward.
Creighton eventually recruited Paras, who did not flourish with the Bluejays and later transferred to Cal State Northridge where he is now on redshirt status, an academic sophomore on his first year of athletic eligibility.
Paras said Sotto, given his height, would have “endless opportunities” in the United States.
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