Kobe Paras Gets Scholarship Offer From UCLA Bruins

The prestigious school that has won the most number of U.S. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball championships wants to recruit Kobe Paras.

Filipino basketball fans were thrilled to learn that when the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday that 6-foot-6 teen star Kobe Paras has been selected for a scholarship offer from UCLA.

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Kobe Paras Gets Scholarship Offer From UCLA Bruins ©PHILSTAR File Photo

While the news is seen as a huge boost to Paras’ stock as he is set to make his high school debut for LA Cathedral next month, his father Benjie, the only PBA Rookie-MVP, tempers the expectations on his son to protect him from unnecessary hype according to media report.

Actually, hindi naman talaga formal offer. Nagpakita ng interest pa langGanun naman sa US eh. Junior high school pa lang naman soyasiguro pagdating niya sa senior year doon talaga makikitaan ng formal offer.

Paras currently on his junior season with the Phantoms. He is expected to join the Bruins in 2016. He has also received scholarship offers from Division I schools University of California, Santa Barbara and Arizona State University.