Parks taken by Westchester as last pick of NBA D-League Draft | Inquirer Sports

Parks taken by Westchester as last pick of NBA D-League Draft

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 11:31 AM October 31, 2016
FILE PHOTO - Ray Parks in a Texas  Legends jersey. Photo from Texas Legends Twitter account.

FILE PHOTO – Ray Parks in a Texas Legends jersey. Photo from Texas Legends Twitter account.

Ray Parks got another crack at the NBA D-League after being drafted by the Westchester Knicks early Monday morning (Manila time).

The 23-year-old guard was the last pick of the 2016 NBA D-League Draft with the Knicks selecting him at eighth in the sixth round.

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Parks made his first stint in the D-League last year as a member of the Texas Legends.

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He played 32 games and averaged 4.6 points and 1.9 rebounds per game for the Legends.

The 6-foot-4 Parks out of National University last saw action for the Philippine men’s national team in the Fiba Olympic qualifying tournament in Manila.

READ: Parks: NBA dream ‘for the whole country’

After wearing the country’s colors, Parks went back in pursuit of his ultimate goal, aiming to become the first Filipino-born player to make the NBA.

Parks was left out in the 2015 NBA Draft but got a break after being invited by the Dallas Mavericks to suit up for the Summer League team.

The Knicks play their opening game on Nov. 13 against the Delaware 87ers.

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TAGS: 2016 NBA D-League Draft, Bobby Ray Parks Jr., Gilas Pilipinas, NBA D- League, NU Bulldogs, Ray Parks, Westchester Knicks
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