There's exciting news coming from the sports world today, July 11, as Kobe Paras announced that he will attend the University of the Philippines to play for the Fighting Maroons.
This marks the beginning of Kobe's long-awaited UAAP career which basketball fans have been holding out for since he returned to the Philippines from the United States. Kobe made quite a splash during his La Salle Green Hills days when he famously sidestepped local college ball to attend undergrad in California.
But he's back now, and he has big shoes to fill.
By joining the Maroons, Kobe will continue his father Benjie's pristine basketball legacy. Benjie, of course, was instrumental in UP's last UAAP championship back in '86.
Kobe will train for a year with the Maroons before making his UAAP debut in Season 82. His fellow Gilas cadet, former De La Salle University Green Archer Ricci Rivero, will join him for the 2019 lineup.
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UP head coach Bo Perasol said UP is "fortunate" to have recruited such a talented player.
Congratulations, Kobe! And congratulations to us all because now we get to watch this hottie play in the UAAP.
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