While Kobe Paras certainly dreams of the NBA, it’s clear that the 19-year-old basketball player hasn’t forgotten his roots.
Benjie Paras’ son, who plays collegiate basketball in the United States, just recently transferred from Creighton to Cal State Northridge, and has to sit out for a year before being able to play in the NCAA.
Now that the Pinoy prodigy has his down time, how does he plan to fill up his schedule?
According to Kobe, he’d love to try out for the Gilas team and maybe play in the 2017 SEA Games.
“I’m not the type of person who receives a call or text from a coach and plays right away. I wanna be fair and have an equal opportunity with everyone so I don’t really care if I’m famous enough. I care to try out before to even entering the team.”
While all Gilas talk is still up in the air, Kobe certainly isn’t out of opportunities to play ball. The young Paras is soon teaming up with up-and-coming players Jeron Teng, Kiefer Ravena, and JR Quiñahan for FIBA 3×3 World Cup in Nantes, France in June.
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