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    Bobby Ray Parks bags third straight ABL local MVP title

    May 5, 2019
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

    BOBBY Ray Parks is ending his Asean Basketball League (ABL) run with a blast as he was named as the ABL Local MVP for the third straight season.

    The 26-year-old guard made history becoming the only player to win the plum three times after averaging 16.6 points on a career-best 52-percent shooting, to go with 4.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists.

    Parks led San Miguel Alab Pilipinas to the No. 2 seed before bowing out to Hong Kong Eastern in the quarterfinals of the 2018-2019 ABL season

    Parks bested Brandon Jawato of the BTN CLS Knights, Delvin Goh of the Singapore Slingers and Chris Dierker of the Saigon Heat for the highest individual plum.

    Two time winners of the ABL MVP were Wong Wei Long of the Singapore Slingers in 2014 and 2016 and import Chris Charles of HiTech Bangkok City/ Sports Rev Thailand Slammers in 2012 and 2013.

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