It's official: Kobe Paras signs with Creighton
(Associated Press) - July 19, 2016 - 10:00am

OMAHA, Nebraska  — Creighton says Kobe Paras has signed an agreement to play basketball for the Bluejays.

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 3x3 championship in May 2013. He won the slam dunk contest at the FIBA 3x3 championships in June 2015 while representing the Philippines.

Paras' father, Benjie, played in the PBA.

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