I don’t know about you, but DraftExpress is my go-to site when I want to know more about up-and-coming NBA stars, whether they’re playing in the US NCAA or abroad, these guys will really give you everything you need to know.
So it’s pretty cool to see them feature Filipino Kobe Paras and add him to their database. He also got interviewed by Jonathan Givony of the site, and while his story is by now familiar to us Pinoys, it’s good exposure to the rest of the world:
It’s a really comprehensive look at his strengths (excellent physique, athleticism, shooting, can be a plus-defender) and weaknesses (average passer, finisher, trash talker!). And while there’s still a lot of room for improvement, Schmitz does write that Paras has a possible NBA future “depending on how his skill-set evolves.”
I think you’d take that, right?
Photo c/o FIBA