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Middlebrooks confirms Paras' departure from Creighton, says he's coming back to PH

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By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Middlebrooks Academy confirmed reports on Sunday that Kobe Paras has indeed left Creighton University's basketball team.

"After careful thought and consideration, Kobe Paras has requested and was granted a release from Creighton University last week," Middlebrooks said via a statement on Tuesday (Philippine Time) that was publicized on Twitter.
Paras first tweeted on Sunday (Philippine Time) that he already left the Bluejays, but Middlebrooks clarified, "Kobe is working on completing his semester at Creighton."

Aside from academic responsibilities, Middlebrooks also said that for this month, Paras "will be evaluating collegiate opportunities. He will also be spending some time in Manila with family and friends; and then onward to Toronto, Canada for an international event."

Paras, despite being touted internationally for his wares in FIBA youth competitions, played sparingly for Creighton last season, only making 15 appearances and averaging only 1.3 points and 1.0 rebound in a little less than five minutes of average play.

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