Kobe Paras stars for PH in Day 2 of Fiba 3x3 World Cup | Inquirer Sports

Kobe Paras stars for PH in Day 2 of Fiba 3×3 World Cup

/ 03:34 PM June 19, 2017

Kobe Paras put on a show in his first two games for the Philippines in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup in Nantes, France.

The 19-year-old Paras, one of the youngest players in the tournament, but showed he can hang with the big boys.

The 6-foot-6 Paras led the 18th seed Philippines to a 21-15 upset of No. 7 Romania in the opening game with 12 points, most of which came during a 9-2 run inside the last two minutes.

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READ: Paras, Ravena lead PH over Romania in Fiba 3×3 World Cup opener

Paras flashed a complete offensive game and had several highlights as well, including a pair of nifty behind the back moves on his way to the bucket.

The versatile forward, however, was slowed down by France in the second game where he only scored three points. The Philippines lost, 22-11.

READ: Host France whips Philippines in Fiba 3×3 World Cup

Paras, along with teammates Kiefer Ravena, JR Quiñahan and Jeron Teng hope to bounce back against No. 2 Slovenia early Wednesday morning.

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TAGS: 2017 Fiba 3x3 World Cup, FIBA, fiba 3x3, France, Jeron Teng, JR Quiñahan, Kobe Paras, Philippines, Romania

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