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Ray Parks bid Alab, ABL goodbye as he sets his eyes on PBA


Miles Morales

Bobby Ray Parks has bid San Miguel Alab Pilipinas and the Asean Basketball League goodbye.

In a Twitter post, Parks thanked the Alab Pilipinas team for his three-year stint as he embarks on a new chapter in his basketball career.

“It’s been great and learned a lot. Thanks to [all] who supported and allowed me the privilege of being in the league. On to the next chapter,” he wrote.

Parks exited the ABL with two Local Most Valuable Player awards and a 2018 ABL championship.

The title repeat bid failed however, as Alab Pilipinas bowed out in the quarterfinals to Hong Kong Eastern.

The 26-year-old guard now turns his attention to the PBA, where Blackwater selected him second overall in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft.

Parks is expected to report to the Elite practice, now under interim coach Aris Dimaunahan, starting next week.

Blackwater finished dead last in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup with a 2-9 win-loss card that led to the resignation of head coach Bong Ramos.

Parks, a 6-foot-4 NU product, is expected to be big boost to the Elite in the Commissioner’s Cup, yet the chatter remains on Parks’ rumored trade that reportedly will send him to Meralco where he’ll be coached by his godfather Norman Black.