Bobby Ray Parks Jr. shooting for NBA dream in Utah

UTAH – A homegrown Filipino hoops talent has a shot at making an NBA team.

Former two-time UAAP Most Valuable Player and PBA D-leaguer Bobby Ray Parks Jr. worked out for the Utah Jazz this week.

Parks, who grew up in Tennessee, is the son of PBA Hall of famer Bobby Parks Sr., who is regarded as one of the best import players in PBA history.

Bobby Jr, who plays guard, originally committed to play for Georgia Tech but instead opted to play in the Philippines for National University where his late father was the school’s athletic director.

Parks spoke to members of the media after his workout with the Utah Jazz and said he also had try outs for the Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics, and the Atlanta Hawks.

“Anything I can give back to the fans and the Filipino community who are there supporting me ,who loves the game of basketball, I would do anything for them,” he said.


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