Nothing can stop the Filipino rising star Kobe Lorenzo Paras who was withdrawn from the UCLA Bruins team earlier this month will now be hooping around for Creighton University, a school based in Omaha, Nebraska.
Paras, 19 year old veteran was initially committed to join UCLA Bruins but was withdrawn due to “academic conditions of his admission not being met” despite being eligible for NCAA. As reported by Jeff Borzello, he missed the chance to play in NCAA Division I Basketball, but he returns to action as “Verbally Committed” to play for Creighton University, an NCAA Division I Basketball team of Nebraska that gave NBA players Benoit Benjamin, Kyle Korver and Doug McDermott.
The transfer announcement came via Kobe’s Twitter account @Im_Not_Kobe today as he tweeted –
“I would gladly want to announce that I am taking my talents to Omaha Nebraska. #17000Strong”
As the news spread, Paras also tweeted two images, one is having college’s Logo with caption “The Decision” more like LeBron James’ announcement. Now he will be under the nest of Greg McDermott who is the coach of Creighton also father of Chicago Bulls forward Dough McDermotto. Joining Bluejays will offer much-needed exposure to Paras as the team will compete in the Big East Conference.
Native of Quezon City, Philippines, Kobe Paras 6-foot-5, 190-pound remained as an integral part of national team up until this point and participated at the 2013 SEABA Under-16 Championship. He also participated in the 3×3 basketball representing Philippines during 2013 and 2015 FIBA 3×3 Under-18 World Championship. Although the team could not bring home the trophy, Kobe cleverly managed to won a slam dunk championship on both occasion.
Along with Paras, shooter Kyle Korver from Atlanta Hawks and Dough McDermott from Chicago Bulls also joins Bluejays. Bluejays is preparing to open their season on November 4th against the Wayne State Wildcats and Paras is hoping to help Creighton.