Ray Parks to skip upcoming PBA season due to ‘personal reasons’

Ray Parks Jr. announced on Saturday that he won’t be playing in PBA Season 46 due to ‘personal reasons’.

The 28-year old Fil-Am disclosed on his Instagram account that he arrived at the decision after having discussions with TNT Tropang GIGA management.

“It is with a heavy heart that i will have to excuse myself and not partake in this year’s PBA season due to personal reasons which in particular, my family,” wrote Parks.

“It was not an easy decision to make, especially since I’ve been in constant talks with TNT management, but right now, this is what’s best for me and my family,” added the 3-time ASEAN Basketball League local MVP.

The son of legendary PBA import Bobby Parks was the statistical leader during the 2020 Philippine Cup with an accumulated total of 38.2 statistical points. He normed 22.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists in 17 games and was a frontrunner in the Best Player the Conference race which was eventually won by Brgy. Ginebra’s Stanley Pringle.

Parks led TNT all the way to the Finals but missed the last four games due to calf injury. His absence was a key factor in the series as the flagship team on the MVP group eventually bowed to the Gin Kings, 4-1.

Despite the sudden decision to leave, Parks said that he is not closing the door on resuming his playing career with TNT.

“I will always be grateful for the opportunity to represent TNT and be part of such a special team and culture. Hopefully one day, once everything is resolved, I can come back to the team and help bring a championship to TNT.”

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