Letran’s Brent Paraiso targets PBA after another championship

NCAA Finalist Brent Paraiso Letran

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MANILA, Philippines—Brent Paraiso ended his college career the way he started by winning the championship.

Paraiso on Sunday helped Letran win the NCAA championship for the third time in a row.

And after playing a major role in the Knight’s latest title, Paraiso turned his attention to the PBA.

“Getting a PBA has been my goal since I was a kid. So hopefully that will happen,” Paraiso said after Letran’s 81-67 win over College of St. Benilde in Game 3 of the final.

Paraiso cemented his place in his final season with the Knights, averaging 10.5 points, 4 rebounds and 2.5 assists and delivering leadership.

The 24-year-old keeper had 15 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists in his last game.

“I started as a champion in my rookie year with La Salle, then I ended up as a champion again. It feels great,” said Paraiso, who won the championship with La Salle as a rookie in UAAP in 2017.

Paraiso also reached the UAAP Finals in 2018 and 2019 with La Salle and the University of Santo Tomas, respectively.

After the Sorsogon bubble crash in 2020, Paraiso moved to Letran, where he won two more championships.

His teammate King Caralipio, the new MVP selected to the Finals, also plans to enter next year’s PBA Draft.


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