Filipino rising star Kobe Lorenzo Paras for the second time this year is withdrawn from University of California, Los Angeles after failing to meet school’s academic requirements. This means he won’t be attending UCLA this fall and will be out of basketball team for Bruins in NCAA Division I Basketball.
The school announced that Paras has withdrawn from school after failing to meet academic conditions that were necessary for his admittance.
Reporter, Jeff Borzello tweeted this news on his profile on 29th June that said –
“UCLA incoming freshman Kobe Paras has withdrawn from the university “due to academic conditions of his admission not being met,” per release.
Later Sam Vecenie of CBS Sports and Rob Dauster of NBC Sports also tweeted his withdrawal news across social media.
Son of basketball legend Benjie Paras, Kobe was committed to play in UCLA starting 2016-17, but now missed the chance. Last November, Kobe has also signed in a national letter of intent with Bruins under the guidance of Coach Steve Alford. He grew up in Philippines and spent last two years in Los Angeles. 6-foot-5 dynamo entered Cathedral High School in Los Angeles in 2013-14 where he played for school basketball team.
Paras also played in the Philippine national team that went for 2013 SEABA Under-16 Championship. He represented Philippines in a 3×3 basketball game during 2013 and 2015 FIBA Under-18 World Championship. While the team lost the main 3×3 match at both editions, Paras did manage to get slam dunk championship on both events.
During 2014 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship, the national team finished at fifth with his intervention after scoring solid 27 points en route to a 113-105 victory against a tough team Japan.
Currently, Paras is a 3-star recruit placed at No. 141 player overall and 24th best shooting guard in 2016 class.