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Kobe's education continues both on and off the court

MANILA, Philippines – Expectations are high for Kobe Paras when he suits up for the Philippines in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, with Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes already branding him as the "forerunner of the youth brigade."

Fresh from a stint in the 2017 FIBA 3x3 World Cup, Paras was included in the 12-man line-up for the SEA Games in August, fulfilling one of the young player's goals.

Kobe Paras speaks during the send-off for the Philippine 3x3 team. Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN Sports
The supremely athletic swingman is no stranger to international competitions, having represented the Philippines in youth tournaments, but he knows that the SEA Games is on a different level.

"At least now," said Paras, "I'll have an opportunity to prove myself and represent the country."

At 19 years old, Paras is the youngest member of the Philippine basketball team in the SEA Games, but Reyes sees his age as a non-issue. Indeed, the Gilas Pilipinas coach believes Paras' inclusion in the SEAG team will go a long way toward his development into the face of the national team program in the future.

"The one thing we want from Kobe is his age. We wanted him to get used to the way the men are playing, to get exposed to elite basketball," Reyes explained.

Source: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/06/28/17/kobes-education-continues-both-on-and-off-the-court

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