The much-anticipated PBA debut of Ray Parks is now just a few weeks away.
The 26-year old son of legendary PBA import Bobby Ray Parks is now officially part of the Blackwater Elite after agreeing to a two-conference deal with an option for renewal after the current season.
Parks signed the contract with his agent Charlie Dy and Elite governor Silliman Sy. He is expected to report for practice this coming Thursday as the team opens its preparation for the upcoming Commissioner’s Cup which starts on May.
The 6-foot-4 Parks was chosen by the Elite as the 2nd overall pick in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft but was unable to sign with the team due to an existing contract with Alab Pilipinas in the ABL. The Philippine representative to the regional cage was recently dethroned by Hong Kong Eastern in the quarterfinal round paving the way for his signing.
He posted averages of 15.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists in his 3rd and final year in the ABL.
The Elite initially offered a three-year max rookie contract but was turned down by Parks for some reason.
The entry of the second generation PBA player is a seen as a big boost for the Elite as he will team-up with similarly promising rookies Abu Tratter, Paul Desiderio and Diego Dario.