Kobe Paras hopes to see amateurs at the forefront of SEA Games campaign

first_imgTaal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown LATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Standhardinger, the Fil-German big man, along with Stanley Pringle had also been mentioned by SBP president Al Panlilio to be included in the pool.Tim Cone, the winningest coach in PBA history, is the SBP’s top choice to call the shots for the national team in the SEA Games, which will be held in the country. Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’center_img View comments UP star Kobe Paras grateful to be part of the training pool for the 2019 SEA Games. | @MarkGiongcoINQ pic.twitter.com/bpBuj24Gr0— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) September 21, 2019ANTIPOLO—With his sight set toward the future, Kobe Paras thinks it would be best if all non-PBA standouts part of the Southeast Asian Games training pool would be included in the Philippine team’s final lineup for the regional meet.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Paras, the University of the Philippines star, is just one of eight amateurs part of the list the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas submitted.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna Kiefer Ravena makes smashing PBA return as NLEX trips Phoenix LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption ‘People evacuated on their own’ Also included are Paras’ teammates Juan Gomez de Liaño and Ricci Rivero, teen sensation Kai Sotto, Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena and Isaac Go, La Salle’s Justin Baltazar and National University’s Dave Ildefonso. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m just really happy. As you guys know, I was the youngest last time when we represented the SEA Games so hopefully, I get another chance by the SBP and whoever the head coach is because you know representing the country is just one thing I love to do,” Paras said after notching a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds to help UP hold off University of the East, 62-56, in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday.READ:“I love just to represent the name in the front and not at the back and hopefully, by the 30th we may know who is part of the team.”“For me, I think all the collegiate [players on the pool] need to be part of the team because I saw in the interview that they want to like mix and match the pros and amateurs but I think it’s way better that we put the amateurs in front right now because like the saying, the kids are our future and I hope  they can help us amateurs be in the spotlight and to represent the country because it’s once in a lifetime so hopefully, that’s what happens but whatever they choose, whoever they choose it’s for the country.”Paras won a gold medal in the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as a 19-year-old teamed up with the likes of Kiefer Ravena and Christian Standhardinger.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img