As the first wave of boys named after Kobe Bryant moves closer to graduating high school, it's already clear that college basketball should brace for a Kobe invasion in the coming years. Here's a look at five of the top high school prospects named after the Los Angeles Lakers star:
Kobe Paras, G, Class of 2016
High school: Cathedral (California)
College: Signed with UCLA
How his name was chosen: The son of a Filipino basketball star turned actor, Paras is already a celebrity in his home country. His dad named him after Bryant after watching the Los Angeles Lakers guard blossom into an impact player early in his career. "My dad was a fan of Kobe Bryant and he loved his game," Paras said. "It really is crazy that I'm named after a living legend." Paras began playing basketball in third grade and came to the U.S. for high school to face better competition. He's part of a UCLA recruiting class ranked among the five best nationally.
Kobe King, G, Class of 2017
High School: La