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Studies over basketball for UCLA commit Kobe Paras

/ 07:54 PM June 11, 2015
Kobe Paras.

Kobe Paras.

Though many see Kobe Paras to be the great Filipino hope in the NBA, the 17-year-old is just taking everything in stride.

With still a year left with Cathedral High School before joining the  UCLA Bruins in college, Paras said he’s just doing everything he can to fulfill his responsibilities as a student-athlete.

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“Right now, it’s not just about basketball. It’s also about studies,” he said. “I’m focusing on getting my grades right. That’s what you do as a student athlete. You study as well as you practice and you study first before basketball.”

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Paras is also tempering everyone’s expectations about making it to the NBA, saying his focus at the moment is with the Phantoms.

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“As of now, I just want to focus on my high school first, and then college and let’s just see what happens next. I just want to focus on what I need to develop on,” he said.

The son of PBA great Benjie Paras continued, “I’ll keep on practicing, develop on everything, and not be contented. I want to be better each and every day. Just like in the pros, they’re not contented with what they have and that’s what I want to do, to keep on getting better.” CFC

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