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    Benjie Paras assured son Kobe will be 'better off' at North Cal after leaving Creighton

    May 25, 2017
    Kobe Paras has dad Benjie's all-out support in all his career decisions. Jaime Campos

    BENJIE Paras hardly interferes with son Kobe's career decisions, but is content in the thought that he makes good ones.

    So like any father would do, the PBA legend said he gave his all-out support when the teen prodigy decided to transfer to Cal State Northridge following an uneventful season with Creighton in the US NCAA.

    "Sila nag-decide 'nung handler nya. Wala naman akong alam masyado, mas alam ng handler nya 'yan," said the older Paras, who accompanied Kobe during the press conference for the Chooks-Pilipinas 3x3 team bound for the Fiba 3x3 World Cup.

    "I just go with the flow and support whatever decision he's going to make."

    [See Kobe Paras expresses desire to try out for Gilas spot]

    The player-turned-actor said he was assured his son, who saw limited action at Creighton, is better off with his new team in Los Angeles.

    "Sabi naman nila, he will be better off here in LA," the PBA's only rookie-MVP said.

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    The 19-year-old basketball prodigy also has no problem undergoing one-year residency at North Cal, which he intends to use improving his game and focusing on academics, his dad bared.

    "I don't see any frustration coming from him (sa residency). Sinabi nya lang he can get more units and concentrate on studies. 'Yun ang nakakatuwa kasi bihira yun," the Paras partriarch said.

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    The athletic swingman has shown vast improvement in shooting and decision-making after two years in the US, but there's one more thing he needs to work on, according to his father.

    "Para sakin, siguro kailangan nya i-improve pa lahat. Pero siguro ang di ko na maituturo 'yung depensa," he said.

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