Kobe Paras signs with Japan B.League Division 2 team Altiri Chiba

Published June 25, 2022, 9:39 AM

by Carlo Anolin

Kobe Paras returns to the Japan B.League but signs with a different team for the upcoming 2022-23 season.

After entering free agency, Paras, who played for one season with the Niigata Albirex BB, will now see action with Division 2 team Altiri Chiba.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Altiri Chiba,” said Paras in a statement. “Thank you to the management, team sponsors and the coaches for giving me a chance to play in Japan again.”

The former University of the Philippines star will still play under the Asian Player Quota even as Chiba was promoted from Division 3 to Division 2.

Last season, the 24-year-old Paras averaged 8.2 points and 2.1 rebounds in 49 games with the Albirex.

Niigata, however, placed last out of 22 teams with a 7-45 record.