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    Fil-Am Bobby Ray Parks left undrafted as NBA Rookie Draft concludes

    Jun 26, 2015

    BOBBY Ray Parks was not picked by any team in the 2015 NBA Rookie Draft on Friday, a setback to the Fil-American player's dream to make it to the world's most prestigious basketball league.

    Parks, 22, left for the US last month to undergo pre-draft workouts with at least five teams to pursue his quest to become the first homegrown Filipino to be drafted in the NBA.

    Fans back home woke up early and stay tuned to the NBA Draft proceedings in Brooklyn, hoping to hear the name of the two-time UAAP MVP as the teams started making their selections.

    But down to the 60th and final choice made by the Philadelphia 76ers, Parks' name wasn't called.

    The son of former PBA import Bobby Parks was beaten to the draw by Satnam Singh Bharama, who became the first player from India to ever be drafted after he was taken by the Dallas Mavericks at 52nd overall.

    Parks' Philippine agent, Charlie Dy, later tweeted he heard from US sources that the Mavs' decision for their second-round selection went down to a choice between Parks and Bharama.

    Parks, however, is still left with several options.

    After being left undrafted, the Fil-American automatically turns into a free agent and can attend training camps and Summer League games to attract attention from NBA teams.

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