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Creighton Bluejays' Coach McDermott To Kobe Paras: Versatile, Scoring Wing Forward


Kobe Paras was rated on his high school games as a three-star prospect by Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports.

He was ranked by Scout as a four-star prospect as he averaged 15 points per game as a junior in Cathedral High School in Los Angeles. 

Paras spent his last season as a senior at a club level in Middlebrooks Academy.

After a controversy that Paras was not admitted to UCLA, he confirmed last July that he signed to Creighton University. 

Kobe was attracted to the sincerity of coach Greg McDermott and the brotherhood within the team.

"That's why it felt like home," Kobe said a phone interview.

Creighton Bluejays coach Greg McDermott found Kobe Paras as a versatile player. He can certainly slash and attack the rim and finish it either layup or a rim-rattling jam.

"Kobe is a versatile, scoring wing-forward," CU coach Greg McDermott said. "He's extremely athletic and has good natural instincts for the game of basketball."


Paras high school coach William Middlebrooks added that Kobe's not just good in attacking the rim, he extended his ability as a shooter in the range and committed in playing elite defense.

"He's going to have to deal with the change of speed, the physicality of college basketball, and the length of the season," coach Middlebrooks said. "You only figure that out as you go through it."

Paras knows he'll have plenty to learn. And it won’t be easy.

Living away from family helped Kobe Paras to become mature. 

The 19-year old Paras set aside the emotions and the frustrations, committing only in pursuing his dream.

"This isn't something you can mess up and have it happen again," Paras said. "It's, 'Do you want to be the best or not?'"
Creighton Bluejays' Coach McDermott To Kobe Paras: Versatile, Scoring Wing Forward Creighton Bluejays' Coach McDermott To Kobe Paras: Versatile, Scoring Wing Forward Reviewed by BuzZer on September 25, 2016 Rating: 5

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