- Kobe Paras has officially joined UCLA Bruins by signing a letter of intent on Wednesday
- Paras will play for the UCLA Bruins as freshman in the 2016-17 academic year
- He is joined by two other standouts from California high schools
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino homegrown talent and basketball standout Kobe Paras has officially signed with the UCLA Bruins, this was announced by Coach Steve Alford on UCLA’s Athletics website.
The 6-foot-6 Paras, who has committed to play for UCLA for the past two years, has sent Alford a signed National Letter of Intent on Wednesday. He will enroll at UCLA in 2016 and play as freshman for Westwood in the 2016-17 academic year.
The 18-year-old son of a former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) MVP currently studies at Cathedral High School and plays for the Middlebrooks Academy Team where he is averaging 15 points per game.
“We’re always looking for players who’ve grown up immersed in basketball, and Kobe definitely fits that mold. He just loves the game,” Alford said of the Filipino standout guard.
He is the current FIBA 3×3 Under-18 slam dunk champion in June 2015; winning the title two times since 2013 and representing the Philippines on both occasions.
“To add a talented player like Kobe to our program is terrific. He’s a very athletic guard who plays with tremendous energy,” Alford said. (Click here to read more)