BOBBY Ray Parks will have two familiar faces playing alongside with when he makes his Summer League stint with the Dallas Mavericks on July 11 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas.
The combo guard out of National University has been included in the Mavericks roster together with Iran team captain Mohammad Nikkah Bahrami and the team’s second-round NBA draft pick Satnam Singh, the first India-born player to be drafted in the NBA.
Parks’ representative Charlie Dy posted a news item on his Instagram account about Parks’ stint in the Las Vegas Summer League.
Bahrami, according to the article, was a pre-draft workout visitor of the Mavs, although he is better known by many Filipino basketball fans as the main cog of the Iran team that beat Gilas Pilipinas for the gold medal during the 2013 Fiba-Asian Men’s Championship in Manila.
Singh, meanwhile, is the same man who reportedly beat out Parks as the Mavericks pick in the second round of the draft. The 7-foot-3 Singh also played in Manila during the 2013 Fiba-Asia tilt.
Aside from Parks, Bahrami, and Singh, first round pick Justin Anderson, second-year big man Dwight Powell, former New Orleans and Kentucky stalwart Darius Miller, Arturas Milaknis of Lithuania, Canadian Kevin Pangos and Jeremy Tyler will be playing for the Mavericks in the Summer League.
The Mavericks will play the New Orleans Pelicans on July 11, followed by the game against Portland the following day also at Cox Pavilion, and the Washington Wizards on July 14 at the Thomas and Mack Center.
Parks is hoping to use the occasion to earn a spot in the Mavericks roster after going undrafted in the last NBA Draft.