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    Bobby Ray Parks not ruling out joining PBA Draft, but entire focus on Summer League stint

    Jul 14, 2015

    BOBBY Ray Parks said he has not made any decision on the PBA Rookie Draft, adding his entire focus is on his stint with the Dallas Mavericks in the Summer League and his dream of making it to the NBA.

    Parks said he has no plans yet beyond the Summer League, where he has played two games for the Dallas Mavericks and will be playing his third on Wednesday (Manila time) against the Washington Wizards.

    [See Parks on limited playing time: 'You have to start from scratch']

    The PBA Draft which will be held on August 23.

    “Wala pa naman akong plano after Summer League. Mostly focused lang ako each day kasi hindi ko alam kung ano ang mangyayari. Kailangan ready lang ako,” said the 22-year-old Parks during a conference call with different Philippine media outlets on Tuesday.

    The 6-foot-4 Parks is one of the most sought-after players in the pro league and is projected to be in the top three in the coming PBA Draft following an amateur career that saw him win two UAAP MVP trophies and one PBA D-League Conference MVP honor.

    [See Uichico on possibility of Parks joining PBA draft: 'Mapapaisip ka rin']

    However, it remains to be seen whether he will make himself available for the PBA draft.

    Parks, however, made it clear he is not ruling out anything, saying he has not given the PBA Draft a lot of thought only because he is focused on the task at hand, which is the NBA Summer League.

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    “I’m not ruling out anything. I always keep my options open. If you asked me if I thought have about putting my name in it (PBA draft), I haven’t. Kasi, like I said, I’m taking it day-by-day. Eto ‘yung focus ko,” Parks said.

    “It takes my 101 percent. Kailangan buong mindset ko, nandito,” said Parks.

    Parks said he will weigh his options right after his campaign in the NBA Summer League.

    “Masyadong marami ang iniisip ngayon. Hindi mo ina-anticipate kung ano mangyayari sa Summer League. After nun, pag-uusapan na lang namin ng agent ko,” Parks said.

    [See Kobe Paras or any Filipino can make it to NBA given right opportunity, says Parks]

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