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Parks on Elite’s 3-0 start: ‘We’re for real’


Miles Morales

Blackwater’s prized rookie Bobby Ray Parks Jr. believes that the Elite is real after stringing up three straight victories to start the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

The Elite has so far victimized Meralco, Columbian and defending champion Ginebra to seize the top spot early in the tournament.

“We are for real. We are real. That’s something I can say. We are for real,” said Parks Jr.

The Elite defeated Columbian, 118-110, to continue their winning streak to open the mid-season conference.

Parks has been one of the big reasons for the impressive start as he had 23 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists in the win.

“It goes to show the hardwork we put in. We are young. It’s a different type of Blackwater right now. These games, they are no fluke. We took teams down the wire, it just happened the breaks of the game came our way. Those are great teams. It’s a testament to the hardwork from the coaches, to the ball boys, to us, to management, and we are reaping the benefits,” said Parks.

Parks, however, said it is not just him as the big reason for Blackwater’s stellar performance early in the tourney as everybody has been working hard this conference.