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Kobe Paras moves on to LA’s Cal State

Kobe Paras yesterday announced his commitment to play for Cal State Norhridge, more than a week after deciding to leave Creighton despite completing his freshman season in the US NCAA.

The son of PBA legend Benjie Paras took to Twitter to announce his transfer, allowing him to go back to Southern California where he spent his high school years playing for LA Cathedral and Middlebrooks Academy.

“I am happy to say that I have verbally committed to play at Cal State University Northridge,” Paras tweeted. “Can’t wait to be back on the court playing!”

The 19-year-old Paras, however, will have to undergo a one-year eligibility before he gets to play for the Matadors, who are playing in the US NCAA’s Big West Conference.

Upon completing the said requirement, Paras is allowed to play three seasons for Cal State.

Paras hopes that returning to Los Angeles would bode well for his collegiate career after spending most of his time on the bench during his stint with Creighton.

He played a total of 70 minutes in 15 games for the Bluejays, averaging 1.3 points and 1.0 rebounds per game.

His move is the latest of what has been a whirlwind journey for the former FIBA 3×3 Slam Dunk champion and one-time La Salle Greenhills standout.

Paras signed a letter of intent to join UCLA in 2015, but academic deficiencies forced him to withdraw a year later, eventually landing at Creighton, an institution located in Omaha, Nebraska.