Kobe Paras, son of PBA legend Benjie Paras, has received a scholarship offer from the University of California, Los Angeles, for the UCLA Bruins.
Paras was in the junior division of the NCAA with La Salle Greenhills before he moved to Los Angeles.
Even before playing for the LA Cathedral Phantoms, he was in the off-season leagues like the DeMar DeRozan Tournament, the Pangos Stars of the Future, and the 2014 Adidas Super64 Tournament.
Paras also helped Batang Gilas in the FIBA-Asia U18 Championship held in Doha, Qatar, last August, finishing with fifth place.
UCLA, part of the Pacific 12 of the U.S NCAA Division I, have won 11 NCAA men’s basketball championship overall. And has produced a number of NBA players including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Milwaukee Bucks, Center, 1969), Bill Walton (Portland Trail Blazers, Center, 1974), Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers, Power Forward), and Russell Westbrook (OKC Thunder, Point Guard)
Paras is expected to join the UCLA Bruins in 2016.
Aside from UCLA, scholarship from Arizona State, University of California-Berkley, UC Irvine, Portland State, Fresno State, and Texas Arlington were also offered to Kobe Paras.