Kobe Paras picks La Salle over UP, report says
MANILA – And the good news continues to pour in for UAAP champions De La Salle Green Archers after the prized high-school player Kobe Paras has committed to play for the team when he enters college in two years, according to a report Tuesday.
In a report by Snow Badua for the sports website Spin.ph, Paras, who currently plays for La Salle Greenhills in the NCAA, was quoted as saying that he is not inclined at the moment to play for his father Benjie Paras’ alma mater, the University of the Philippines, noting that his brother, Andre, is already with the Maroons.
“Hindi na siguro, andun naman na si kuya. So okay na 'yun, La Salle na lang ako,” he told Badua.
The six-foot-five Paras, who is this year’s World 3x3 slam dunk champion, was spotted at the victory party of the Green Archers last Saturday, where he was seen with businessman Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco, who is considered La Salle’s top sports patron.
“I’d be loyal kasi si Boss Danding pa 'yung tumutulong sa akin, so I’d be as loyal as possible,” Paras, who is currently a high school junior, told Spin.ph. “Malamang nga dun na ako. As of now, 'yun na muna siguro masasabi ko. I’m leaning towards that (playing for La Salle).”
Paras also told the website that he is excited to play with his idol, UAAP Finals MVP Jeron Teng.