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Paras ready for the PBA

Andre Paras
AMA Online Education's Andre Paras tries to score off Wang's-Letran's Christian Fajarito during a PBA D-League game two years ago. PBA photo

IF AMA Online Education coach Mark Herrera was to be asked, Andre Paras can make a huge impact in the pros.

Ready na ready na si Andre para sa PBA,” said Herrera on his former prized ward.

The elder brother of the more popular Kobe, Paras spent the better part of the past three years with Herrera in the Titans roster in
the PBA D-League.

Despite his busy schedule as an actor, Paras managed to split his time as a celebrity and as a basketball player from 2017 to 2019.

Paras was at the forefront of AMA’s offense, teaming up with the likes of Kib Montalbo and Aaron Black, who have recently finished their
rookie season in the PBA. He was also teammates with national 3×3 standouts Joshua Munzon, Troy Rike and Franky Johnson.

With what he saw in his D-League stint with the Titans, Herrera has no question that the 6-foot-4 Paras has what it takes to make it big
after the 25-year old has declared himself available for the PBA Rookie Draft.

Napakasipag ni Andre sa AMA. Almost all-around ang nilalaro niya para sa amin,” said Herrera.

The son of two-time PBA MVP Benjie, Paras had short collegiate runs at the University of the Philippines and San Beda before suiting up
in the D-League.