High-flying Kobe Paras commits to UCLA | Inquirer Sports

High-flying Kobe Paras commits to UCLA

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 01:15 PM October 12, 2014

THE PHILIPPINES’ Kobe Paras (center) is flanked on the podium by silver medalist Antonio Morales of Spain (right) and bronze medalist Demonte Flannigan of the US after winning the Fiba Under-18 slam dunk crown in Jakarta Sunday night. FIBA.COM file photo


MANILA, Philippines—It looks like a Filipino youngster would wear the blue and gold of the Bruins.

Kobe Paras, the high-flying son of Filipino basketball legend Benjie Paras, has committed to join the University of California Los Angeles Bruins for his collegiate playing career.


“I’m really happy to say that I have committed to UCLA!” Paras posted on his Twitter account Saturday late evening.


UCLA coach Steve Alford extended the offer to the younger Paras who now plays for LA Cathedral in the United States.

“I am thankful that coach Steve Alford is willing to take a chance on me,” the 6-foot-6 forward said in a statement that the LA Times published.

“I am very appreciative to all the coaches that made offers to me for their interest.”

Paras, who has to make a name for himself in the Philippines as the son of the only Rookie-Most Valuable Player of the Philippine Basketball Association, now has to walk the same campus that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, strutted in.

Originally posted at 13:16 pm | October 12, 2014




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