BOBBY Ray Parks ended his campaign in the 2015 NBA Summer League by finishing with four points, three rebounds, and one block in the Dallas Mavericks’ 83-91 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday (Sunday Manila time) at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Parks, 22, played for 14 minutes and four seconds in his final game for the Mavericks in the Summer League, which he had hoped would be a stepping stone in his bid to make it to the NBA.
Parks had a lengthy but scoreless shift during the first half before finally scoring his first field goal at the 2:51-mark of the third quarter. He scored again moments later with 1:57 left in the period off a pass by Dwight Powell.
Parks was coming off an impressive second-round game against the NBA D-League Select where he finished with 10 points, five rebounds, four steals, and one assist in 21 minutes and six seconds of play.
The game also saw the stint of another Fil-Am cager in Stephen Holt, who finished with five points, two rebounds, and three steals in 28 minutes of action for the Hawks.
Justin Anderson had 23 points, six rebounds, two assists, and three steals, while Jordan Crawford and Dwight Powell each had 17 points for the Mavericks, who reached the quarterfinals despite going 0-3 in the preliminaries.
Glenn Robinson III had 20 points for the Hawks, who will face the San Antonio Spurs in the semifinal round.
Parks, looking to become the first homegrown Filipino to make it to the big league, now hopes he has made an impression to earn a call-up for training camp of the Mavericks or any other NBA team.
In a teleconference with reporters last week, the son of former PBA import Bobby Parks Sr. said he has no plans beyond the summer league.