UCLA signee Kobe Paras withdraws from school, back on market

Kobe Paras will no longer be attending UCLA, the school announced on Wednesday. Here's more on the decommitment from the four-star wing.

On Wednesday, UCLA announced that 6-foot-5, 190-pound incoming freshman Kobe Paras would be withdrawing from school.

"Incoming freshman guard Kobe Paras, admitted upon condition to UCLA, has withdrawn from the university due to academic conditions of his admission not being met," the school announced in a statement.

According to multiple sources close to the situation, Paras should be able to qualify for another D-I institution but didn't pass admissions to UCLA.


Paras, a 2016 prospect originally from the Philippines, moved to the states before his junior season. He played at Los Angeles Cathedral as a junior and prepped at Middlebrooks Academy as a senior.

The four-star wing should be able to play both the two and three offensively at the next level. He's got long arms, a smooth stroke, vision and is bouncy. He'll need to improve his intensity on defense and efficiency on offense, but if he takes coaching his upside is high.

According to sources, multiple other high major programs have begun inquiring about Paras and he will likely have several options shortly.

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