RAY PARKS is pleased with his progress in the US, noting that he understands he needs to work harder to reach the level of the top players of the NBA D-League and be invited to events such as the All Star Weekend.
The Fil-Am guard out of National University admitted he wanted to make it to the midseason classic but is not being hard on himself, saying he “needs to take baby steps” to find his footing in the feeder league to the NBA.
“A lot of players are trying to be in that position, and just to be on a great team that’s actually winning, with a winning record, is a blessing right there,” said Parks in his second appearance in the webcast Beyond the Bounce with Legends executive Travis Blakeley.
Focus is on reading the defense, while trying to improve ball handling and shooting as he trains with skills coach Tyrone Gordon.
“We’ve been working on ball handling skills, at the same time shooting, really reading the defense, after defeating the first defender, what to do when the next defender helps,” said Parks.
The twice MVP in the Philippine collegiate league MVP also understands needing to stay on the bench at times.
“Understanding my role, bringing more energy coming off the bench and at the same time cheering on my teammates,” said Parks.
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From the Texas Legends Youtube channel.