UCLA-bound Kobe Paras graduates from Cathedral High School

  • Kobe Paras graduated from Cathedral High School in LA
  • His brother, Andre, stepmother Lyxen and father Benjie Paras flew to LA to attend his graduation
  • Kobe will be playing college basketball for the UCLA Bruins

Basketball prodigy Kobe Paras graduated from the Cathedral High School in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, May 28, 2016 (May 29 in the Philippines).

Image from UCLA Basketball Twitter account
Image from UCLA Basketball Twitter account

A photo of Kobe together with his brother Andre, stepmother Lyxen and father Benjie Paras, who flew to Los Angeles to attend the former’s graduation, was shared on the official Facebook page of Phantom Basketball.

The Paras family posed with Kobe’s high school basketball coach, William Middlebrooks who facilitated Kobe’s recruitment to the UCLA Bruins.

Middlebrooks said that Kobe has a good chance to become an NBA player someday.

In an interview last year, he reminded his ward that many guys get passed up, particularly in college, because they stop focusing on getting better and get caught up in college life, while others fall off due to injury. He challenged Kobe to stay focused and dedicated throughout the entire process in order to reach his dreams because if he does that, Middlebrooks is confident he can see Kobe getting his name called on Draft Day.

Kobe committed to play for UCLA for the past two years.

On November 11 last year, he has sent UCLA Bruins coach Steve Alford a signed National Letter of Intent. He will play as a freshman for Westwood in the 2016-17 academic year.

UCLA  welcomed Kobe and its other recruits by unveiling their locker room nameplates last May 23.