At 17-years old, the former La Salle Greenhills baller, and the boy who dunked over LeBron James last year, Kobe Paras, is making a lot of noise in US High School Basketball as he is slowly getting the attention of college recruiters in the USA.
Fresh from leading the Smart Gilas Pilipinas U-18 team to a 5th place finish in the recently concluded FIBA Asia U-18 Championship after defeating the Japanese Squad in OT. Largely behind the efforts of Kobe, who registered 27 points to go along with those much needed baskets in the crucial parts of the match.
Prior to his FIBA Asia stint, Kobe was able to show his talent in the DeMar DeRozan Tournament wherein he put up big numbers for LA Cathedral High School in a losing effort against Long Beach Poly. He finished the game with 22 points.
His dazzling performance made it to the world-famous Los Angeles Times Column. No wonder, after a few months, the 6'6 guard got the attention of Division 1 schools.
He first received an offer from UC Irvine, and now, Paul George's school in College Fresno State sent him an offer that's hard to turn down.
Kobe has not yet committed to any of the two schools that sent him an offer.
To celebrate Kobe's feats abroad, here he is dunking over 3 people: