Kobe Paras chooses Cal State Northridge
After a one-year stint at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, Pinoy basketball sensation Kobe Paras is coming back to Los Angeles, and will bring his talents to the San Fernando Valley at the California State University at Northridge.
“I’ve been talking to my dad, my family about it, especially Coach Middlebrooks… so I’m probably going to take my talents to Cal State Northridge. Just because I believe that Northridge has the best program. Coach reggie; he’s a great guy,” Paras shared. “I met with him a bunch of times, and the way he sees the game is a different level… so I’m proud to say I’m going to Cal State Northridge.
Paras made the announcement while on an international conference call, where we talked about his experience at Creighton and his decision to leave.
Northridge, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, is just a 20 minute drive from downtown. The Matadors are coached by former NBA star Reggie Theus, a two-time all star, who began his 13 year career with the Chicago Bulls.
The school has a large Filipino population, with an active Filipino American Student Association — making Paras, who spent the past year in Nebraska, feel right at home.
Paras will head to the Philippines later this week, and he’ll begin summer school at CSUN at the end of this month.