Super talented Filipino Kobe Paras ‘pinoypride’ confirmed he signs an agreement to play basketball for the Bluejays.
Creighton University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university located in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.
Coach Greg McDermott announced the signing on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), calling Paras a “versatile, scoring wing forward.”
Paras had signed a national letter of intent with UCLA last November but later withdrew after the school said he failed to meet academic conditions that were part of his admittance. He will have four years of eligibility with the Bluejays.
The 6-foot-6 Paras spent the last two years in Los Angeles after growing up in the Philippines. He attended Cathedral High School but played last season for Middlebrooks Academy.
Paras helped lead the Philippines to a gold medal in the FIBA Asia Under-18 3×3 championship in May 2013. He won the slam dunk contest at the FIBA 3×3 championships in June 2015 while representing the Philippines.