first_imgPagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ LOOK: Cavs unveil modernized logos for 2017-2018 NBA season BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast READ: Kobe’s first foray into March Madness“Kobe has endless potential and his ceiling is so high,” the mentor said. “He went through some adversity last year and some things that weren’t so good for him. He kept his composure. I’m really proud to have Kobe here.”And that may just be the shot of confidence Paras needs, as he is set to sit out the upcoming season before finally suiting up come the 2018-2019 collegiate season.For now, he’s just glad that Theus still has his full confidence on him.READ: Kobe Paras commits to Cal State Northridge“I’ve been recruited ever since high school and Coach Reggie is still showing he wanted me to be here,” he said.Paras is set to see action for the Philippine team in the upcoming 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup in Nantes, France, where he will team up with Jeron Teng, Kiefer Ravena, and JR Quiñahan.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After a short stay in UCLA and a year spent in Creighton, Paras is looking for a fresh start back in the West coast.READ: Kobe Paras bids farewell to Creighton, plans transfer FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut the second-generation cager shared that he has no regrets with the decisions he made.After the Bruins said that he had failed to meet their academic requirements, Paras went to Omaha, Nebraska, where he took a chance with the Bluejays but played sparingl, averaging 1.3 points in 15 games in his freshman season. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession cloudscenter_img View comments Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “I just took a chance,” he said, as seen in a video of the presser posted on the CSUN. “As a freshman, I expected to play a lot. We had a strong lineup of older guys and (coach Greg McDermott) believed in the older guys. Everything happens for a reason.”READ: Kobe Paras plans to try out for GilasThough it wasn’t the path Paras originally envisioned when he took his act to the United States, he’s staying optimistic as he will now be coached by former NBA star Reggie Theus.“It’s been hard for me the last couple years. I’ve been through a lot of adversity and my head’s still high,” he said.Theus, meanwhile, thinks that Paras is just what the Matadors need going forward. After all, he has previously recruited the 6-foot-6 guard back in his days in Cathedral High School and Middlebrooks Academy.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Kobe Paras. Photo by Cal State Northridge Matadors websiteNow on his third school in two years, Kobe Paras is hoping that Cal State Northridge will finally be the home he has been looking for.“It’s a new beginning and it’s very humbling for me,” the 19-year-old prodigy said as he was formally introduced on Thursday at The Matadome inside the campus.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img