KOBE Paras has officially committed to the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins after signing a letter of intent on Tuesday(Wednesday Manila time).
Paras tweeted he is “officially a Bruin” on the first day of the signing period for recruits while expressing heartfelt thanks to his family along with other persons who made his entry to UCLA possible.
Officially a Bruin Wouldn't be here today without my family
The Twitter account of Paras’ current school Middlebrooks Academy posted a photo of Paras’ signing.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Paras was one of three players based in Southern California to commit to the Bruins, joining 6-foot-10 Ike Anigbogu of Corona Centennial and point guard Lonzo Ball who is expected to be a one-and-done player for UCLA.
Filipino basketball fans also expressed excitement over Paras joining the Bruins due to the possibility that he may eventually land a spot in the NBA via playing in the NCAA's top tier.