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B.League: Kobe Paras joins Division 2 membership Altiri Chiba

Kobe Paras

FILE– Kobe Paras for Niigata Albirex BB. B.LEAGUE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Kobe Paras signed with Altiri Chiba for the 2022-23 Japan B.League Division 2.

Chiba, which was lately promoted from Division 3 to Division 2, introduced that the high-flying Filipino basketball participant can be underneath its Asian Participant Quota.

Paras, who bolstered the Niigata Albirex BB in Japan B.League Division 1 within the earlier season, is worked up to play for his new workforce.

“I’m grateful for the chance to be a part of Altiri Chiba. Thanks to the administration, workforce sponsors, and coaches for giving me an opportunity to play in Japan once more,” mentioned Paras in a press release.

“I’m excited to go and be a part of the workforce. I can’t wait to fulfill my teammates and see all of the Altiri Chiba followers within the video games this upcoming season!” he added.

Yoshihide Arai, Consultant Director of Altiri, can’t wait to see the previous College of the Philippines star lead their workforce.

“He’s a participant of outstanding bodily capacity and has in depth expertise taking part in within the B1 degree. We’re excited to see Altiri Chiba basketball evolve along with his expertise on this workforce,” mentioned Arai.

The 24-year-old averaged 8.24 factors on 35 p.c taking pictures to go together with 2.06 rebounds and 1.20 assists in 21.8 minutes of play in 49 video games.

However Niigata completed as cellar dweller with a 7-45 document in Paras’ first B.League season.

Altiri Chiba, which was based two years in the past, received the promotion match towards Tryhoop Okayama to maneuver as much as Division 2.

Chiba completed second in  Division III with a 36-7 card.

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