BOBBY Ray Parks has been named PBA D-League Aspirants Cup MVP after standing out with his steady performance for a star-studded Hapee side.
Parks beat out Cagayan Valley's Fil-Tongan rookie Moala Tautuaa in the balloting to add the D-League honor to the MVP awards he won successively in the UAAP in 2011 and 2012 during his stint with the National University Bulldogs.
He received the trophy three days before his 22nd birthday, and just before the start of the opener of the best-of-three finals on Monday between Hapee and Cagayan Valley.
Parks, a potential top pick in the PBA draft if he makes himself available, distinguished himself as the most consistent player in a Hapee side that has some of the best amateur players in the country.
Parks led the Fresh Fighters to second place at the end of the elimination round with a 10-1 win-loss slate. Hapee reached the championship round in its first try in the developmental league by sweeping Café France in the semifinals.