Andre Paras retires from PBA after one-and-done stint

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno

June 8, 2022, 6:00 am

<p>Andre Paras <em>(Photo courtesy of PBA Images)</em></p>

Andre Paras (Photo courtesy of PBA Images)

MANILA – Andre Paras is calling it a Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) career after just one season.

The elder son of PBA legend Benjie has announced his quick retirement from professional basketball to concentrate full time on his other job as an actor.

The six-foot-bruiser told Blackwater owner Dioceldo Sy about his retirement through a letter.

"I would like to thank you for all the great opportunity you have given me at Blackwater Bossing. I have enjoyed working with the team and management, and I am ready to move on to the next phase of my life and continue my acting career," the letter read.

Sy confirmed that he received the letter.

Paras, the Bossing's third-round pick in last year's draft, averaged 2.2 points and 1.5 rebounds in limited minutes off the bench in what had been a forgettable season for them, having lost 21 straight games before beating the Magnolia Hotshots in their final game to avoid being the first team to end a full PBA season winless. (PNA)