MANILA, Philippines – After a year in Creighton, young Filipino basketball star Kobe Paras is headed back to the West Coast to play for Cal State Northridge.
In a conference call Tuesday morning, Paras revealed that playing time was a factor in his decision to leave Creighton. He averaged only 4.7 minutes for the Bluejays, norming 1.3 points and 1.0 rebound per game.
“I believe Cal State Northridge has an amazing program,” Paras said. “Coach Reggie (Theus) is a great guy. I’m just glad to say I’m committing to Cal State Northridge.”
Paras will attend summer classes at Cal State Northridge in order to be eligible to play for the Matadors.
The Cal State Northridge Matadors play in the Big West Conference, which also includes Cal State Fullerton and Long Beach State, among others.
Theus, a former coach of the Sacramento Kings, led the Matadors to an 11-19 record in the past season.
Paras, a former La Salle-Greenhills standout, initially committed to play collegiate basketball for UCLA before heading to Creighton.