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    Ray Parks Jr. vows to answer Gilas Pilipinas call if given the chance

    Jan 22, 2017
    Ray Parks Jr. says he 'would love to represent my country.' Photo from ABL

    HONG KONG - Bobby Ray Parks Jr. said he was not surprised that he was not named to the Gilas Pilipinas pool.

    Speaking to reporters after Alab Pilipinas' match against Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions, Parks said being left out in the Gilas pool was not a shock to him as he is not a PBA player.

    "At the end of the day, I knew that it would happen kasi hindi naman ako nagpa-draft," said Parks, who chose not to join the PBA draft to pursue his longtime dream of making it to the NBA.

    [See Alab suffers heaviest defeat of season in road game vs HK]

    The Alab Pilipinas star said he doesn't regret his decision to forego his PBA bid and instead go to the US in pursuit of his dream.

    "No disrespect to the PBA and Gilas, that's their choice and it's my choice to follow my dream. And if I get penalized for that, then I have no regrets," said Parks.

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    Parks, however, said his doors are definitely open for a Gilas call-up.

    "I would love to represent my country but at the end of the day, I'm just a kid who wants to follow my dream. To be honest, I'll be surprised (if I get a Gilas call-up) but I'll answer the call."

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    Parks said he is one with the entire country in wishing the new Gilas Pilipinas pool all the best.

    "Its not surprising that I wasnt in the lineup but at the end of the day, those are great players. I would love to see them represent the country," said the son of legendary PBA import Bobby Parks.

    [See Changing of the guard as Pingris, De Ocampo, Norwood pass Gilas torch to younger players]

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    Ray Parks Jr. says he 'would love to represent my country.' Photo from ABL
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