AFTER bein left out in the rookie draft, Bobby Ray Parks' NBA dream got a new lease on life when he was invited to join the Dallas Mavericks' Summer League team.
Agent Charlie Dy broke the news on Friday, just moments after the Fil-American was left untouched by in the draft proceedings which saw NBA make two selections each - and 60 overall - through the second round.
They Said It!
“The Mavericks are about to lose Monta Ellis in free-agency. You might get a shot at a roster spot, Ray. They need depth at the SG position. Goodluck and do your best! Make us proud!” Facebook reader Chald Cas
The Dallas invitation, however, pumped life into the dream of the 22-year-old son of many-time PBA Best Import Bobby Parks to become the first homegrown Filipino to make it to the NBA ranks.
Parks, a two-time UAAP MVP who opted to go back home instead of playing in the US NCAA in college, worked out with five teams in pre-draft camps but said he had a 'great workout' with the Mavericks.
As a free agent, Parks can sign up with any team he wishes to join.
His US agents felt Parks had the chance to be picked by the Mavericks at 52nd overall, which eventually became trail-blazing Indian center Satmar Singh.