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Ray Parks to finally set foot on PBA after Alab’s ABL exit


By Miles Morales

With San Miguel Alab Pilipinas’ Asean Basketball League (ABL) campaign over, Bobby Ray Parks is expected to finally bring his wares with the Blackwater Elite starting in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

Parks, a two-time ABL Local MVP, is committed to sign with Blackwater which made him the No. 2 pick overall in the last PBA Rookie Draft.

The Elite will now be under interim coach Aris Dimaunahan as assisted by Bogs Adornado and Romel Adducul with Ariel Vanguardia helping as consultant. Pat Aquino, meanwhile, is the new team manager, with Joel Co stepping down to attend to his business in Cebu.

Dimaunahan has dropped his duties with National U and Perlas Pilipinas to focus on his task with the Elite.

The team is trying to bring back former Houston Rocket Greg Smith for the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.