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Parks names PBA player of the week after stellar pro start

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Bobby Ray Parks immediately showed his wares for Blackwater by leading the Elite to three straight victories to start its PBA Commissioner’s Cup campaign on a high note.

The second overall pick in the 2018 PBA Draft finally made his highly-awaited league debut and averaged 23.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.3 steals in three games.

With these numbers, Parks copped his very first PBA Press Corps-Cignal Player of the Week honor for the period May 19- 26.

The 6-foot-4 Parks bested NorthPort’s Sean Anthony and Anthony Semerad for the weekly citation as he also submitted a high 37-percent shooting from three-point range and 82-percent from the foul line.

The streak of 20 points or more by Parks in his first three games made him the first rookie in 22 years to achieve the feat or since top pick Andy Seigle did it with Mobiline in 1997 as per PBA chief statistician Fidel Mangonon III.