Kobe Paras will be playing for Creighton University in the US National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1.
Paras made the announcement on Monday through his Twitter account @Im_Not_Kobe saying “I would gladly want to announce that I am taking my talents to Omaha Nebraska #17000Strong.”
The 18-year-old Paras recently withdrew from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) after failing to meet academic requirements.
The Creighton Bluejays are playing in the Big East Conference along with reigning NCAA champions Villanova Wildcats, Xavier Musketeers, Seton Hall Pirates, Providence Friars, Butler Bulldogs, Marquette Golden Eagles, Georgetown Hoyas, DePaul Blue Demons and St. John’s Red Strom.
The Bluejays aim to surpass its sixth-place finish in the Big East Conference last season with the 6-foot-5 Paras hoping to bring back the team to the Final Four.
The last time Creighton made it to the semifinals was in 2014.
Creighton has produced a number of NBA players including Kyle Korver of the Atlanta Hawks, Anthony Tolliver of the Sacramento Kings and Doug McDermont of the Chicago Bulls.
Paras attended Cathedral High School in Los Angeles and played for Middlebrooks Academy.
He was a two-time FIBA (International Basketball Federation) 3+3 Under-18 World Championship Slam Dunk champion.