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    Undrafted Bobby Ray Parks invited to join Dallas Mavericks' Summer League team

    Jun 26, 2015
    As a free agent, Ray Parks can sign up with any team he wishes to join. Jaime Campos

    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

    [See Parks left undrafted as NBA rookie draft concludes]

    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.

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    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.

    [See Was Parks bypassed by Mavs in favor of Indian player? US scouts think so]

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