Kobe Paras to lead Team Philippines in FIBA 3×3 World Cup

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Kobe Paras makes his return as a member of Team Philippines as he leads the country’s four-man squad in the FIBA 3×3 World Cup in France this June.

Joining Paras on the team are Kiefer Ravena, Jeron Teng and Raymar Jose.

Paras is no stranger to international 3×3 basketball, having played in the 3×3 U18 World Cup in 2013 and 2015 where he topped the Slam Dunk competitions.

That was the last time Paras represented the country as he focused on his US NCAA stint with the Creighton Bluejays last year. He recently transferred to Cal State Northridge Matadors.

The Filipinos, who finished ninth in their 3×3 World Cup debut last year, are bracketed in a tough Pool B which features host France, defending champion Slovenia, 2014 champion Romania and El Salvador.

The tournament is scheduled on June 17 to 21.