Manila, Philippines – Kobe Paras, a Filipino hoops sensation, is set to leave his current team Creighton Bluejays after playing one season to transfer to another school.
The 6-foot-6 guard averaged 1.3 points and 1.0 rebounds in limited playing time off the bench for the Blue Jays. He played only 15 out of 35 games for the Blue Jays.
Paras, who has a celebrity-type following here in the Philippines, was already a phenom before his emergence in US soil. He won international dunk contests and his dad, Benjie Paras, was the only Rookie of the year at the same time MVP while playing pro basketball in the Philippines.
Paras was a star at the Cathedral High School in Los Angeles as a junior before playing for Middlebrooks Academy as a senior. He was rated as a four-star prospect by Scouts and a three-star by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN.
It can be remembered that Creighton picked up Paras after his controversial fallout from the UCLA Bruins program.
Soon after the news broke, Paras posted a tweet on Sunday, April 30, on what it seems as a farewell message to the Blue Jays Community.
As of posting, there is no word yet on where he is headed.
You welcomed me into your world, into your thoughts & made me a better person…
this is goodbye
thank you coaches & Creighton bluejay Fans! pic.twitter.com/ESlyVYD6mD
— Kobe | KoKo Wave (@_kokoparas) April 30, 2017