- Filipino basketball player Kobe Paras made an announcement that he has agreed to join Creighton University
- The announcement came weeks after he was forced to withdraw from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
- The young cager will have four years of eligibility with the Creighton Bluejays
Weeks after he was forced to withdraw from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), young Filipino cager Kobe Paras has confirmed reports that he has agreed to join Creighton University.
The announcement was made by Paras through The Filipino Channel’s Balitang America, an article published by ABS-CBN News mentioned.
“I’m happy to announce that I’ll be attending Creighton University,” the young cager was quoted as saying.
As such, the 6-foot-6 Paras, the son of PBA legend Benjie Paras will have four years of eligibility with the Creighton Bluejays.
“It was crazy how I saw that there’s not just one school out there for me. There are a lot of schools that I could choose but I found the perfect fit,” he disclosed.
Earlier, Paras committed himself to play for the UCLA Bruins but forced to withdraw after he reportedly failed to meet the university’s academic conditions.
John Montgomery, Paras’s former principal at Cathedral High School in LA, has issued a statement earlier which reads: “Incoming freshman guard Kobe Paras, admitted upon condition to UCLA, has withdrawn from the university due to academic conditions of his admission not being met.”
However, Montgomery attested that the young athlete was an honors student who had met all of his NCAA requirements.
Based on records, Paras averaged 15 points per game as a junior at Cathedral High before spending his final year playing for Middlebrooks Academy, which does not report statistics to the California Interscholastic Federation.
Before he moved to the US, Paras played for La Salle Greenhills.