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Friday, June 20, 2014

LATIMES - Another guard named Kobe is ready to star in L.A.

be Paras, a 6-foot-6 junior at L.A. Cathedral named after the Lakers' Kobe Bryant, is going to have Cathedral fans chanting, "Ko-Be, Ko-Be, Ko-Be" the way he can shoot and score.

He arrived last school year from the Philippines, where his father, Benjie, is a former pro player. He had to sit out last season, but let's just say the wait was worth it based on his performance on Thursday against Long Beach Poly in the DeMar DeRozan tournament.

He scored 22 points before fouling out with 48 seconds left in a 57-50 loss. He made three threes.

"He's OK," Coach William Middlebrooks said. "He's got a lot to learn."

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