Venancio Johnson Paras, Jr. , better known as Benjie Paras, is a Filipino actor and a former professional basketball player of the Philippine Basketball Association . He is the only PBA player to win both Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player honors, in a single season . As its star center, Paras led the Shell Turbo Chargers to championship titles. A prized recruit from San Beda High School, Paras started as center for University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons, where he once scored 19 points, grabbed 17 rebounds, and blocked seven shots against rival Far Eastern University. The...
|Birthdate:||October 2, 1968|
|All Positions Played:||Center|
|Education:||University of the Philippines|
|Also known as:||Venancio Johnson Paras Jr., Venancio "Benjie" Paras, The Tower of Power|