KOBE Paras will definitely be on the list of high school players that most colleges covet.
But the one coach who has an inside track on signing him, De La Salle coach Juno Sauler, admits he has yet to see the teen sensation play.
Paras became an instant sensation recently when the La Salle Greenhills star won the slam-dunk competition as part of the Philippine team that competed in the Fiba U18 3x3 World Championship in Jakarta.
“I’ve heard about Kobe. Honestly, I haven’t seen him play one whole game but I would love to especially now that the UAAP is over,” said the newly minted champion coach of the Green Archers.
De La Salle may have the best chance of signing Paras since he is already part of the school’s high school program. The son of PBA Hall of Famer Benjie Paras is also not covered by the two-year residency rule for high school graduates since he is from an NCAA school.
Paras was spotted at the MOA Arena during Game Three of the UAAP Finals as well as at the team’s celebration at the La Salle campus hours after the Archers clinched the title on Saturday night.
But La Salle or any other school for that matter will still have to wait if they want Paras as he still has one more year for the Junior Blazers in the NCAA.
“Of course, if we would want him to play for the De La Salle Green Archers, he still has to play one more year with La Salle Greenhills,” said Sauler.