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    Kobe Paras commits to play for Creighton Jays in US NCAA after parting ways with UCLA

    Jul 18, 2016
    Kobe Paras is set to play for the Creighton Bluejays in the US NCAA. Jerome Ascano

    KOBE Paras has committed to play for Big East school Creighton in Division I of the US NCAA after a controversial parting of ways with the UCLA Bruins.

    Paras has committed to join the Omaha, Nebraska-based Bluejays, a school which has produced future NBA players like Kyle Korver of the Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings big man Anthony Tolliver, and Chicago Bulls forward Doug McDermont.

    The move comes just weeks after Paras was dropped by the UCLA Bruins, even if he had long committed to play for the team coached by former Indiana star Steve Alford.

    [See Kobe Paras forced to leave UCLA Bruins]

    At Creighton, Paras is set to play for another high-profile Division I school which plays against the likes of reigning NCAA champion Villanova, Xavier, Seton Hall, Providence, Butler, Marquette, Georgetown, DePaul, St. Johns in the tough Big East Conference.

    The Jays, coached by McDermott's father Greg, have yet to reach the Final Four but have made 19 tournament appearances, the last in 2014.

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    Last season, Creighton finished sixth in the Big East.

    [See Middlebrooks denies 'SAT scoring issue' caused Paras exit from UCLA]

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