Add Arizona State University to Kobe Paras’ list of suitors

Naveen Ganglani

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Add Arizona State University to Kobe Paras’ list of suitors
The alma mater of NBA players Byron Scott and James Harden has expressed interest in former La Salle Greenhills standout Kobe Paras

MANILA, Philippines – Weeks after news came out that US NCAA Division I school Fresno State University had offered an athletic scholarship to 17-year-old Filipino basketball star Kobe Paras, it’s now public information that Arizona State University has also expressed interest in the former La Salle Greenhills standout.

In an article released by the Los Angeles Times, it was mentioned that Arizona State has offered a scholarship to Paras, as well as other NCAA universities like UC Irvine, UT-Arlington, California, and, as previously mentioned, Fresno State.

“Paras, known for his leaping and dunking skills, has offers from Arizona State, Fresno State, UC Irvine, California ant UT-Arlington,” wrote the LA Times’ Eric Sondheimer.

(WATCH: Kobe Paras puts on dunking exhibition)

The news was also announced by the Twitter account of NBA player Jerryd Bayless’ website, which was retweeted by Paras himself:

The Twitter accounts of – a non-profit organization, and @VerbalCommits, which breaks news about high school basketball prospects in the United States attaining collegiate scholarships, also relayed the news on Twitter and were retweeted by Paras as well.


Playing in the Pac-12 Conference of US NCAA basketball, the Arizona State University Sun Devils have had their share of success in Division I college hoops.

The team has appeared in the NCAA March Madness tournament 13 times, has reached the Round of 32 in six different occasions, and has made it to the Sweet 16 once (1995).

Notable NBA players that have played for the Sun Devils include former Los Angeles Lakers player and current head coach Byron Scott, former NBA 3-point specialist Eddie House, and current NBA Houston Rockets All-Star James Harden.

The 6-foot-6 Paras is currently in his junior year of high school in Cathedral High School in Los Angeles, California. –

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