BOBBY Ray Parks is giving his NBA dream another shot.
Parks, the highly-touted son of PBA great Bobby Parks, is leaving for the US anytime within the week ahead of the June 25 NBA Rookie Draft, his agent Charlie Dy confirmed on Thursday.
Dy, who also handles the basketball careers of this year’s consensus top rookie pick Moala Tautuaa, Talk ‘N Text rookies Kevin Alas and Matt Ganuelas-Rosser just to name a few, bared that Parks will fly straight to Indiana to undergo one-month training.
“He’s (Parks) gonna go for conditioning and training at Indiana. We actually got a trainer for him and he will train there for one month,” Dy told Spin.ph.
A US agent will then help connect the former National University star with some NBA teams in time for the 2015 Samsung NBA Summer League set from July 10-20 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion inside the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus.
This will be the second straight year that the two-time UAAP MVP will be giving NBA Summer League a shot. Last season, he failed to suit up for the Los Angeles Lakers' summer league team owing to a technicality arising from his draft application.
Dy said Parks still has a chance to go back and be part of the Los Angeles Lakers’ summer league team.
“Yung US agent na kausap ko, he will talk to different (NBA) teams. Meron din siyang chance to go back (and play) for LA. That’s one option,” added the soft-spoken player agent.
The decision to give the NBA another shot forced Parks to pull out of the Gilas cadet squad which will be defending the country’s Southeast Asian Games basketball title in Singapore next month.
Dy said Parks’ possible application for this year’s PBA Rookie Draft is still up in the air and will be dependent on the 22-year-old guard’s chances of making it to the NBA.